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Gynostemma

Gynostemma spp.

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Gynostemma Overview

Genus with around 19 perennial vines species from tropical climates in the Middle and the Far East, including China, Malaysia, New Guinea and Japan's islands. Species in this genus grow through the use of branching tendrils and produce tiny white-green, star-shaped flowers which develop into pea-like capsules containing 2-3 seeds.