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Kadsura japonica
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Order: Austrobaileyales
Family: Schisandraceae
Genus: Kadsura
Kaempf. ex Juss.
Type species
Kadsura japonica
  • Sarcocarpon Blume
  • Cosbaea Lem.

Kadsura is a genus of woody vines in the Schisandraceae described as a genus in 1810.[2][3]


Kadsura is native to eastern, southern, and southeastern Asia from[1][4] Sri Lanka eastwards to the Philippines, and from southern Korea and Japan southwards to Java and the Lesser Sunda Islands, with the largest species diversity in China.

These species were formerly included in Kadsura but have now been moved to Schisandra[1]


External links[edit]

  • Media related to Kadsura at Wikimedia Commons
  • Data related to Kadsura at Wikispecies