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Stemona curtisii[1]
Stemona japonica
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Pandanales
Family: Stemonaceae
Genus: Stemona

Roxburghia Roxb.

Stemona is a genus of vines and subshrubs in the family Stemonaceae, described as a genus in 1790.[3][4]

Stemona is native to China, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, Papuasia, and northern Australia.[2][5]


  1. S. angusta I.Telford - Qld
  2. S. aphylla Craib - Thailand
  3. S. australiana (Benth.) C.H.Wright NG, NT, WA, Qld
  4. S. burkillii Prain - Thailand, Myanmar
  5. S. cochinchinensis Gagnep. - Vietnam
  6. S. collinsiae Craib - Thailand
  7. S. curtisii Hook.f. - Sri Lanka, Nicobar, Thailand, Lepar
  8. S. griffithiana Kurz - Myanmar
  9. S. hutanguriana Chuakul - Thailand
  10. S. involuta Inthachub - Thailand
  11. S. japonica (Blume) Miquel - SE China, Japan
  12. S. javanica (Kunth) Engl. - Java, Maluku, Bismarck, NG
  13. S. kerrii Craib - Yunnan, Thailand, Vietnam
  14. S. kurzii Prain - Myanmar
  15. S. lucida (R.Br.) Duyfjes - Qld, NG, Philippines
  16. S. mairei (H.Léveillé) K.Krause - Sichuan, Yunnan
  17. S. parviflora C.H.Wright - Hainan
  18. S. phyllantha Gagnep. - Thailand
  19. S. pierrei Gagnep. - Vietnam, Laos
  20. S. prostrata I.Telford - NT
  21. S. temona rupestris Inthachub - Thailand
  22. S. sessilifolia (Miq.) Miq. - SE China
  23. S. squamigera Gagnep. - Laos
  24. S. tuberosa Lour. - China, Indian Subcontinent, SE Asia, New Guinea

Cultivation and uses[edit]

Stemona tuberosa (Chinese: 百部; pinyin: bǎi bù), is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine.


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