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10a. Hoya carnosa var. carnosa

球兰(原变种) qiu lan (yuan bian zhong)

Description from Flora of China

Asclepias carnosa Linnaeus f., Suppl. Pl. 170. 1781; Hoya chinensis (Loureiro) Traill; Stapelia chinensis Loureiro.

Leaves deep green, not striate or spotted. Ovaries glabrous. Fl. Apr-Nov, fr. Jul-Dec.

Used medicinally for the treatment of encephalitis, pneumonia, and orchitis.

The identity of Stapelia chinensis is not certain, and the possible type belongs to a species different from H. carnosa.

Montane forests; 200-1200 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Taiwan, Yunnan [India, ?Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam]


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