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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Lilliopsida
Order: Pandanales
Family: Stemonaceae
Genus: Stemona

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Stemona is a genus of about 27 species of flowering plants in the family Stemonaceae, native to eastern and southeastern Asia and northern Australasia.

Selected species
  • Stemona angusta I.Telford
  • Stemona australiana (Benth.) C.H.Wright
  • Stemona japonica (Blume) Miquel (syn. Roxburghia japonica, S. ovata)
  • Stemona javanica (Kunth) Engl.
  • Stemona kerrii Craib
  • Stemona lucida (R.Br.) Duyfjes (syn. S. philippinensis)
  • Stemona mairei (H.Léveillé) K.Krause
  • Stemona parviflora C.H.Wright
  • Stemona prostrata I.Telford
  • Stemona sessilifolia (Miquel) Miquel (syn. Roxburghia sessilifolia)
  • Stemona shandongensis D.K.Zang
  • Stemona tuberosa Lour.

Cultivation and uses

Stemona tuberosa (Chinese: 百部; pinyin: bǎi bù), is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine.


  • Flora of China: Stemona
  • Stemona Lour.. Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
  • Germplasm Resources Information Network: Stemona

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