Cynanchum rostellatum

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Cynanchum rostellatum


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 rostellatum



Cynanchum rostellatum (Turcz.) Liede & Khanum, Taxon 65: 480 (2016)


  • Basionym
    • Metaplexis rostellata Turcz., Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 21(1): 253 (1848)
  • Heterotypic
    • Pergularia japonica Thunb. in J.A.Murray (ed.), Syst. Veg. ed. 14: 256 (1784)
    • Metaplexis stauntonii Schult. in J.J.Roemer & J.A.Schultes, Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis 6: 111 (1820)
    • Urostelma chinense Bunge, Enum. Pl. China Bor.: 44 (1833), nom. superfl.
    • Metaplexis chinensis Decne. in Candolle, Prodr. 8: 511 (1844), nom. superfl.
    • Metaplexis japonica (Thunb.) Makino, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 17: 87 (1903)
    • Metaplexis japonica f. albiflora Honda, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 59: 15 (1946)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Russian Far East
      • Amur, Khabarovsk, Kuril Is., Primorye
    • Regional: China
      • China South-Central, Inner Mongolia, Manchuria, China North-Central, Qinghai, China Southeast, Tibet
    • Regional: Eastern Asia
      • Japan, Korea

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

Introduced into: Iowa



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Vernacular names

日本語: ガガイモ
한국어: 박주가리
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