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(family Asclepiadaceae)

A genus of twining and root-climbing plants that have fleshy leaves and flowers which are waxy, highly fragrant, showy, and borne in umbels. They are delightful hothouse ornamentals. There are about 90 species, native from southern China to the Pacific.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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