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Tinospora fragosa

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A wild plant by  Horst-Siegfried Eichhoff,

Author:  I. Verdoorn & G.M.D.J. Troupin, 1962
Origin:  Angola, Botswana, North-Western South Africa, Northern Namibia, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  10 Meters
Flower:  Greenish - Crème Coloured
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Aaron's Rod, Wonder Plant
Synonyms:  Desmonema fragosum Verdoorn, 1941.
Tinospora fragosa subsp. kaokoensis, van Jaarsv.

This member of the Menispermaceae family was
given this name by Inez Verdoorn and Georges M.D.J. Troupin in 1962. It is found in Angola, Botswana, north-western South Africa, northern Namibia and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The vines will grow up to ten meters. The tiny flowers are greenish to crème coloured.

The genera from Latin tīna; 'wine-vessel' and Greek σπορά, sporá; 'sowing'  for the fruits. The species name means 'craggy, rough, uneven'.

When detachment from the soil by animal disturbances, it grows a survival root reaching up to ten meters down from the trees.