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1a. Solena heterophylla subsp. heterophylla

茅瓜(原亚种) mao gua (yuan ya zhong)

Bryonia hastata Loureiro; Melothria delavayi Cogniaux; Solena delavayi (Cogniaux) C. Y. Wu.

Plants dioecious. Anther cells curved. Fruit oblong or subglobose, 2-6 × 2-5 cm. Fl. May-Aug, fr. Aug-Nov.

Mixed forests, thickets, grasslands, roadsides on mountain slopes; 600-2600 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Xizang, Yunnan [NE Afghanistan, India, Indonesia (Java), Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam].

The roots are used medicinally.


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