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Cynanchum acutum - L.

Common Name
Family Asclepiadaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards There are some reports of toxins in this genus.
Habitats Seacoasts, sandy and solonetz slopes in steppe, river banks and mountain slopes[74].
Range S. Europe to W. Asia.
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Other Uses    (1 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Cynanchum acutum


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Cynanchum acutum is a PERENNIAL CLIMBER growing to 3 m (9ft 10in). It is in flower in July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Latex

The leaves and stems contain rubber[74].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Easily grown in ordinary garden soil[1]. A climbing plant, supporting itself by twining over other plants[219]. A very polymorphic species[74].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow spring in the greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Cynanchum amplexicaule Perennial Climber1.0 -  LMHSNM11 
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Cynanchum ascyrifoliumCruel PlantPerennial0.7 -  LMHSNM02 
Cynanchum atratumBai WeiPerennial Climber0.6 -  LMHSNM12 
Cynanchum caudatum Perennial Climber0.0 -  LMHSNM11 
Cynanchum glaucescens Perennial Climber0.6 -  LMHSNM01 
Cynanchum japonicum Perennial Climber0.6 -  LMHSNM02 
Cynanchum paniculatum Perennial Climber1.0 -  LMHSNM12 
Cynanchum sibiricum Perennial Climber0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Cynanchum stauntonii Perennial Climber1.0 -  LMHSNM02 
Cynanchum wilfordii Perennial2.5 -  LMHSNM02 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Readers comment

zohre zare   Tue Mar 31 2009

please send two artcle about cynanchum acutum subvar:acutum for me Iam student in scince and research university. tanks.

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