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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Periplocoideae
Genus: Cryptolepis
Species: Cryptolepis sinensis

Cryptolepis sinensis (Lour.) Merr., Philipp. J. Sci. 15: 254. 1920.


Pergularia sinensis Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 1: 167. 1790.


Emericia sinensis (Lour.) Schult., Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis (Roemer & Schultes) 4: 402. 1819.
Periploca sinensis (Lour.) Steud., Nomencl. Bot. (Steudel), ed. 2. 1: 552, in syn. 1840.
Vallaris sinensis (Lour.) G.Don, Gen. Hist. 4. 79. 1837.


Aganosma edithae Hance, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 5, 5: 227. 1866.
Cryptolepis edithae (Hance) Benth. & Hook.f. ex Maxim., Gen. Pl. (Bentham & Hooker f.) 2(2): 741. 1876.
Cryptolepis elegans Wall. Numer. List n. 1639. 1829, nom. inval.
Cryptolepis elegans Wall. ex G.Don, Gen. Hist. 4. 82. 1837.
Nerium pauciflorum Roxb. ex Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 4(10): 6. 1883.
Periploca chinensis Spreng., Syst. Veg. (ed. 16) (Sprengel) 1: 836. 1824.
Streptocaulon chinense (Spreng.) G. Don, Gen. Hist. 4. 162. 1837.


Flora of China (2008). 'eFloras. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. 2009 Aug 21 [1].

USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Cryptolepis sinensis in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Cryptolepis sinensis is a plant species in the genus Cryptolepis, native to Taiwan, China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Yunnan) and southeast Asia (Cambodia, India,, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam).[1]

Cryptolepis sinensis is one of the food sources for the common crow (Euploea core), a common butterfly found in South Asia. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06].


Flora of China Vol. 16 Page 193 白叶藤 bai ye teng Cryptolepis sinensis (Loureiro) Merrill, Philipp. J. Sci. 15: 254. 1920.

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