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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Gentianales (111)

        Family: Apocynaceae (36)(family description)

          Genus: Vincetoxicum (1)

            Epithet: hirundinaria Medik. (1)

Synonyms: Alexitoxicon cretaceum (Pobed.) Pobed., Antitoxicum laxum (Bartl.) Pobed., Antitoxicum officinale (Moench) Pobed., Antitoxicum stauropolitanum (Pobed.) Pobed.

laxum => loose, slack, relaxed

officinale => of practical use to man; official species in commerce, especially for medicinal purposes

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Vincetoxicum hirundinaria at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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