Stemona tuberosa

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Stemona tuberosa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Pandanales
Family: Stemonaceae
Genus: Stemona
Species: S. tuberosa
Binomial name
Stemona tuberosa
  • Stemona minor Hook.f.
  • Roxburghia moluccana Blume
  • Stemona moluccana (Blume) C.H.Wright
  • Stemona affinis J.J.Sm.
  • Roxburghia gloriosoides Roxb.
  • Stemona gloriosoides Roxb.
  • Roxburghia gloriosa Pers.
  • Roxburghia viridiflora Sm.
  • Roxburghia stemona Steud.
  • Stemona acuta C.H.Wright
  • Stemona gloriosa (Pers.) J.J.Sm.

Stemona tuberosa is a species of flowering plant in the family Stemonaceae. It is native to China, India, southeast Asia, and New Guinea.[2][3][4]

Traditional medicine[edit]

Stemona tuberosa (Chinese: 百部; pinyin: bǎi bù) is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine. It can be used as a treatment for Pediculus capitus and Phthirus pubis typically with low skin irritation.[5][unreliable medical source?]


accepted varieties[2]
  1. Stemona tuberosa var. minor (Hook.f.) C.E.C.Fisch. - India
  2. Stemona tuberosa var. moluccana (Blume) ined. - New Guinea, Maluku, Philippines, Lesser Sunda Islands
  3. Stemona tuberosa var. tuberosa - China, India, Bangladesh, Indochina, Maluku, Philippines, Lesser Sunda Islands

See also[edit]