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Common name

English: Supplejack Vine, Whip Vine

German: Indisches Peitschenblatt

Mandarin: 须叶藤 (xu ye teng)


Kingdom: Plantae (2677)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2591)

    Class: Liliopsida (393)

      Order: Poales (4)

        Family: Flagellariaceae (2)(family description)

          Genus: Flagellaria (2)

            Epithet: indica L. (12)

Synonyms: Flagellaria catenata Lour. ex B.A.Gomes, Flagellaria loureiroi Steud., Flagellaria minor Blume, Flagellaria philippinensis Elmer

catenata => chained

indica => from or referring in some way to India

loureiroi => in honor of João de Loureiro (1717-1791), Portuguese Jesuit missionary and botanist

minor => smaller, lesser

philippinensis => from the Philippines


Climate: tropical

Habit: liana

Flower colour: white

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