Kadsura acuminata P.Parm.
Kadsura billitonensis A.Agostini
Kadsura championii C.B.Clarke
Kadsura interior A.C.Sm.
Kadsura parvifolia A.Agostini
Kadsura polysperma Y.C.Yang
Kadsura roxburghiana Arn.
Kadsura wattii C.B.Clarke
Kadsura wightiana Arn.
Schisandra crassifolia Pierre ex Finet & Gagnep.
Sphaerostema blumeana Griff.
Uvaria heteroclita Roxb.
Kadsura heteroclita is an evergreen climbing shrub with stems that can be 10 metres or more long.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.
E. Asia - China, northeast India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Primarily in submontane to montane forests, generally over rocks, or supported by shrubs or trees[
]. Forests, ravines and along the sides of rivers at elevations of 800 - 2,000 metres[
Requires a sheltered position in a moderately fertile well-drained neutral to acid soil200]. Prefers a position in semi-shade[
Flowers are produced on the current year's growth[
]. Plants can flower and fruit all year round, especially in the moister, southerly part of its range[
Plants do not really require pruning[
Fruit - raw or cooked[
]. The red, subglobose, aggregate fruit is comprised of around 33 - 41 apocarps 10 - 22mm long and 8 - 10mm wide, each containing 1 - 2 seeds[
]. The pear-shaped seeds are 4 - 7mm long and wide[
]. No more details are given.
The stems are used in southern China for the treatment of menstrual irregularities, blood deficiencies, and other female disorders[
Derivatives of the root and stem are used as an analgesic and to ameliorate rheumatism, gastroenteritis, and malaria[
Kadsura species are widely used for a variety of medicinal purposes throughout the geographical range of the genus. Little distinction is made between species, presumably due to the common presence of similar pharmacologically active constituents. Although it can be presumed that a wide range of different Kadsura species have been used medicinally, it is generally only themore common species that are reported in the literature[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a shady position in a nursery seedbed.. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on until they are large enough to plant out.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8cm with a heel. Good percentage[
Layering of long shoots in the autumn[
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