Cynanchum acidum

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Cynanchum acidum


Taxonavigation: Gentianales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Asclepiadoideae
Tribus: Asclepiadeae
Subtribus: Cynanchinae
Genus: Cynanchum
Species: Cynanchum acidum


Cynanchum acidum (Roxb.) Oken, Allg. Naturgesch. 3(2): 1032 (1841)


  • Basionym
    • Asclepias acida Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed (1832), 2: 31. (1832)
  • Homotypic
    • Sarcostemma acidum (Roxb.) Voigt, Hort. Suburb. Calcutt.: 542 (1845)
  • Heterotypic
    • Asclepias aphylla Roxb. ex Wight, Contr. Bot. India: 60 (1834), not validly publ.
    • Sarcostemma brevistigma Wight & Arn., Contr. Bot. India 59. (1834)


Sometimes treated as conspecific to Cynanchum viminale (L.) L., Mant. Pl. 2: 392 (1771) (Govaerts et al., 2017)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Pakistan to China (S. Guangdong)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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