Stephania pierrei, also known as Stephania erecta, is an unusual caudiciform plant with a stem swollen like a round ball and up to 1 foot…
Stephania is a genus of about 45 species of flowering plants in the family Menispermaceae, native to eastern and southern Asia and Australasia. They are herbaceous, perennial vines with a large, woody caudex. The genus name is a cognate of the Greek "Stephana", which is a feminine form of "Stephanos", meaning "a crown". This refers to the anthers being arranged in a crown like manner.
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