Strophanthus divaricatus

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Strophanthus divaricatus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Strophanthus
Species: S. divaricatus
Binomial name
Strophanthus divaricatus
(Lour.) Hook. & Arn.[1]

Strophanthus divaricatus is a liana or sarmentose shrub that can grow up to 4.5 metres (15 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 4 centimetres (1.6 in).[2] Divaricatus is from the Latin meaning "spreading at a wide angle".[3] The plant has been used medicinally: as a heart stimulant and in the treatment of snakebites.[2] It is native to southern China and northern Vietnam.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Strophanthus divaricatus". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 7 July 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Strophanthus divaricatus". eFloras. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Middleton, David J. (September 2004). "Strophanthus divaricatus (Lour.) Hook. et Arn." (PDF). In Soepadmo, E.; Saw, L. G.; Chung, R. C. K. Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. (free online from the publisher, lesser resolution scan PDF versions). 5. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. p. 10. ISBN 983-2181-59-3. Retrieved 10 July 2013.