Skip to main content


  • C. Dary (a1) (a2), S. Hul (a2), S. Kim (a3) and F. Jabbour (a2)

Stephania pierrei Diels (Menispermaceae) is a species recorded from the Indo-Chinese Peninsula. It is the only species of the genus bearing apetalous flowers. Diels did not cite a holotype in his publication in 1910. We provide here a more precise description of Stephania pierrei and select a lectotype for this name.

Hide All
Bachman, S., Moat, J., Hill, A. W., De La Torre, J. & Scott, B. (2011). Supporting Red List threat assessments with GeoCAT: geospatial conservation assessment tool. ZooKeys 150: 117126.
Diels, F. D. (1910). Stephania Lour., in Engl., Pflanzenr. IV, 94 (Heft 46): 259283.
Dy Phon, P. (2000). Plantes utilisées au Cambodge, p. 586. Phnom Penh: Olympic.
Forman, L. L. (1988). A synopsis of Thai Menispermaceae. Kew Bull. 43: 369407.
Forman, L. L. (1991). Menispermaceae. In: Smitinand, T. & Larsen, K. (eds) Flora of Thailand 5(3): 300365. Bangkok: The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.
Gagnepain, F. (1938). Stephania Lour., in Humbert, Fl. Indo-Chine, Suppl. 1: 131136. Paris: Muséum national d’histoire naturelle.
Hul, S., Dary, C., Jacques, F., Ollivier, E., Bun, S. S. & Jabbour, F. (2014). Lecto- and epitypification of Stephania rotunda (Menispermaceae). Phytotaxa 172(2): 133136.
IUCN (2001). IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. Version 3.1. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN Species Survival Commission, and Cambridge, UK: IUCN.
Likhitwitayawuid, K., Angerhofer, C. K., Chai, H., Pezzuto, J. M., Cordell, G. A. & Ruangrungsi, N. (1993). Cytotoxic and antimalarial alkaloids from the tubers of Stephania pierrei. J. Nat. Prod. 56(9): 14681478.
Lo, H. S., Chen, T. & Gilbert, M. G. (2008). Stephania Lour. In: Wu, C. Y. & Raven, P. H. (eds) Flora of China 7: 1527. Beijing: Science Press, and St Louis: Missouri Botanical Garden Press.
McNeill, J., Barrie, F. R., Buck, W. R., Demoulin, V., Greuter, W., Hawksworth, D. L., Herendeen, P. S., Knapp, S., Marhold, K., Prado, J., Prud’homme van Reine, W. F., Smith, G. F., Wiersma, J. H. & Turland, N. J. (eds) (2012). International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (Melbourne Code). Ruggell: A. R. G. Gantner Verlag KG/Koeltz Scientific Books [Regnum Veg. 154].
Semwal, D. K., Badoni, R., Semwal, R., Kothiyal, S. K., Singh, G. J. P. S. & Rawat, U. (2010). The genus Stephania (Menispermaceae): chemical and pharmacological perspectives. J. Ethnopharmacol. 132: 369383.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Edinburgh Journal of Botany
  • ISSN: 0960-4286
  • EISSN: 1474-0036
  • URL: /core/journals/edinburgh-journal-of-botany
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *



Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed