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4a. Periploca calophylla var. calophylla

青蛇藤(原变种) qing she teng (yuan bian zhong)

Streptocaulon calophyllum Wight, Contr. Bot. India 65. 1834.

Leaf blade elliptic-lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, apex acuminate. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Aug-Sep.

Thickets, mixed woods along valleys; 0-1000 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Kashmir, Nepal, Sikkim, Vietnam]

The stem is used as medicine for lumbago, traumatic injury, and against snake bites.


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