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Stephania japonica (Menispermaceae)

The leaves of this species have a very distinctive glaucous underside, This native vine species is known as the Tape Vine or Snake Vine and has three known subspecies. The flowers are some of the weirdest I have seen, where … Continue reading

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Tinospora smilacina (Menispermaceae)

An endemic rainforest vine from the Moonseed family, Tinospora smilacina has heart-shaped leaves which are glaucous underneath. Developing fruit which will ripen red

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