Spatholobus suberectus profile

Written by Maggie

Dec 24 2020

Spatholobus suberectus  profile

Spatholobus suberectus is the rattan stem of the cryptogam bean, used for medicinal purposes. In autumn, we harvest stem and vine, remove branches and leaves, sawed into sections, dried,  or freshly sliced and dried. It can dispel wind and activate blood, relax tendons and activate collaterals.Attending waist and knee pain, numbness paralysis, menstrual disorders.

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Spatholobus suberectus

Morphological characteristics of Spatholobus suberectus

The climber is rattan, shrubby when young. Leaflets are papery or nearly leathery, abnormity, the bilateral symmetry, wide oval, broad ovate to suborbicular, apex snap-back for short caudate, tip obtuse, base broadly cuneate, lateral asymmetry of both sides, and the apical lobule, such as big or slightly narrower, base broadly cuneate or rounded, both sides nearly glabrous or slightly hairy, often have beard between vein axils below; Lateral veins are 6-8 pairs, slightly curved; The petiole is puberulent or glabrous; Stipules are drilllike. Inflorescences are axillary or on top of branchlets, inflorescence shafts, pedicels puberulent, bracts and bracteoles linear, persistent; spatholobus suberectus calyx is hort, calyx teeth 2-3 times shorter than calyx tube, lower 3 apex rounded or slightly obtuse, upper 2 slightly longer, more or less connate, longer; Petals are white, flagellate oblate, apex concave, base broadly cuneate; The wing flap is obtuse cuneate oblong, base side with short apiculate earlobe;Keel valve obovate, ca. 3 mm long, basal side with short apiculate earlobe; Stamens are contained, anthers globose, uniform or nearly uniform in size. Pods are sub sickle, densely brown with short villi, base with a 4-9 mm long neck; Spatholobus suberectus seeds are oblong, seed coat purple-brown, thin and crisp, bright. Flowering period: June; fruiting period: November-December.

Spatholobus suberectus habits and distribution

1.Habits: Subtropical rattan wood, like warm, not cold. Spatholobus suberectus is ight - loving, slightly resistant to shade, likes deep, fertile, loose, well-drained land, dry early 4 thin, strong adaptability, m on the hillside thickets or roadside. It grows more slowly in infancy and more rapidly after 3 to 4 years. Spatholobus suberectus is strong, stems and tendrils grow upward by right-handed winding around other things.

2. Distribution: Mianhua Bean is a specialty in China, distributed in Yunnan, Guangxi, Guangdong, Fujian and other provinces. Born in open forest or dense forest gullies or thickets in mountainous areas 800-1700 meters above sea level.

Spatholobus Suberectus

Propagation method of 

Spatholobus suberectus is commonly used for sowing and propagation, but also for cutting and split-plant propagators. Sowing propagation, ripe period pod from green to black brown should be harvested in time, otherwise pod torsion crack, seeds easy to pop out loose. The collected seeds are exposed to the sun for several days, dried and stored in an airtight container for the winter. Spatholobus suberectus is a hard seed type. Before spring sowing, seeds should be soaked in warm water for 1 to 2 days to soften the seed coat and make seeds absorb enough water. Then, the seeds should be removed and placed in a warm place to accelerate germination.

The main use of Spatholobus Suberectus

1. Ornamental value: Suitable for vertical greening of flower corridors, flower racks, walls of buildings, etc.. It can also be configured beside pavilions and rocks. This species is strong in nature. It can also be used as ground cover on barren slopes, river banks and bare ground under open forests. It can also be used as bonsai materials.

2. Value of food therapy: Red color into the blood, moist and smooth powder; It has the function of activating blood, relaxing tendons, nourishing blood and regulating meridians, indications rheumatism pain, hand and foot numbness, limb paralysis, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, leukopenia. Spatholobus suberectus can treat the pain of waist and knee joint, rheumatism and numbness of limbs caused by rheumatism, often with red peach seed, red peony root, earthworm, astragalus root, Angelica angelica, salvia miltiorrhiza, etc. Spatholobus suberectus can be used for irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, often with incense, motherwort with.

3. Medicinal value: The roots and stems are medicinal for Yunnan Spatholobus suberectus, enriching blood and supplying blood, and connecting channels and collaterals.

Spatholobus suberectus