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Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Gentianales (113)

        Family: Apocynaceae (37)(family description)

          Genus: Vincetoxicum (2)

            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


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Vincetoxicum hirundinaria at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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