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Taxon: Cynanchum acutum L.

Genus: Cynanchum
Family: Apocynaceae subfamily: Asclepiadoideae tribe: Asclepiadeae subtribe: Cynanchinae. Also placed in: Asclepiadaceae
Nomen number: 12825
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:212. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 11-Mar-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 11-Mar-2003
No species priority site assigned.


See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • ji ye e rong teng   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese   [Cynanchum acutum subsp. sibiricum]

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    Arabian Peninsula: Bahrain; Saudi Arabia
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan, Krasnodar, Stavropol
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, Gorno-Altay, Novosibirsk, Omsk
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    China: China - Gansu, Hebei, Nei Monggol, Ningxia, Xinjiang, Xizang
    Indian Subcontinent: India - Jammu and Kashmir; Pakistan
    East Europe: Russian Federation - Kalmykia, Rostov; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]


  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Mouterde, P. 1966–. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963–. Flora iranica.
  • Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest. 1966–. Flora of Iraq.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966–. Flora palaestina.


Check other web resources for Cynanchum acutum L.:

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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