Kadsura discigera Finet & Gagnep.
Kadsura omeiensis S.F.Lan
Kadsura peltigera Rehder & E.H.Wilson
Drawing of the leaves, flowers and fruit (Fig f - j only)
Photograph by: A.C.Smith; Sargentia Vol VII, 1947
Kadsura longipedunculata is an evergreen, climbing shrub
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of materials.
E. Asia - western and southern China.
Stream edges and damp shady places[
]. Forests and slopes below 1,000 metres[
]. On rocks, shrubs and trees in woodland, especially near rivers; at elevations from 100 - 1,300 metres, occasionally to 1,700 metres[
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Prefers a position in semi-shade[
]. Requires a sheltered position in a moderately fertile well-drained neutral to acid soil200].
Flowers are produced on the current year's growth[
Plants do not really require pruning[
Fruit - raw or cooked[
]. The red to purple, globose, aggregate fruit is comprised of up to 60 apocarps, each around 6 - 11mm long and 5 - 6mm wide and containing 1 - 3 seeds[
The fruit, root, stems or leaves are antitussive, anodyne, carminative and decongestant[
Derivatives of the root and stem are used as an analgesic and to ameliorate rheumatism, gastroenteritis, and malaria[
]. The plant has also been used in the treatment of cancer in southern China[
Essential oils are derived from the stems, leaves, and fruit[
The stems have been used for the manufacture of rope[
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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