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Smilax china

Smilax china
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Smilacaceae
Genus: Smilax
Species: S.china
Binomial name
Smilax china
  • Coprosmanthus japonicus Kunth
  • Smilax japonica (Kunth) A.Gray
  • Smilax pteropus Miq.
  • Smilax thomsoniana A.DC.
  • Smilax taquetii H.Lév.
  • Smilax taiheiensis Hayata
  • Smilax boninensis Nakai

Smilax china is a plant species in the genus Smilax. It is native to China (including Taiwan), Japan (including Ryukyu and Bonin Islands), Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Assam.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Kaempferol 7-O-glucoside, a flavonol glucoside, can be found in S. china.[9]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 1029. 1753.Smilax china ba qia, 菝葜Flora of China Vol. 24 Page 101,
  3. ^ Merrill, E.D. (1922). An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants 1(2): 129-240. Bureau of Science, Manila.
  4. ^ Smitinand, T. & Larsen, K. (eds.) (1975). Flora of Thailand 2: 1-484. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  5. ^ Leroy, J.-F. (ed.) (1983). Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viêt-Nam 20: 1-175. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  6. ^ Ohwi, J. (1984). Flora of Japan (in English): 1-1067. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C..
  7. ^ Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590.
  8. ^ Baruah, S., Borthakur, S.K., Gogoi, P. & Ahmed, M. (2011). New distributional record of Smilax china Linnaeus (Smilacaceae) in India. Pleione 5: 328-330.
  9. ^ Xu, W.; Liu, J.; Li, C.; Wu, H. Z.; Liu, Y. W. (2008). "Kaempferol-7-O-β-d-glucoside (KG) isolated from Smilax china L. Rhizome induces G2/M phase arrest and apoptosis on HeLa cells in a p53-independent manner". Cancer Letters 264 (2): 229–240.  

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