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Link: Database of Asian Plants in Cultivation

The Quarryhill Botanical Garden offers this helpful database on their website. Click here for the link. “The Database of Asian Plants in Cultivation is a searchable database containing Asian plant […]

Actinidiaceae, Actinidia polygama, Silver Vine – China, Japan, Korea, Russia

A close relative to Kiwi (Actinidia indica), A. polygama is a deciduous vine that reaches 5-6 meters in height. It has a number of edible and medicinal properties. Like the […]

Cornaceae, Cornus controversa, Giant Dogwood – China, Japan, Korea, Himalayas

I took these photos, and others to be uploaded shortly, at Quarryhill Botanical garden, near Sonoma in N. California. “Founded in 1987, Quarryhill is one of the pre-eminent Asian botanical […]

Guttiferaceae, Garcinia tinctoria (xynthochymus), Gamboge

This tree, variously referred to as gamboge, egg-tree, false mangosteen and Himalayan garcinia, is native to parts of India and the Malay peninsula. It can be found growing wild on […]

Liliaceae, Urginea maritima, Sea Squill, Sea Onion

Urginea is sometimes included in the Drimia genera, comprising around 120 species in S Eurpoe, Africa and parts of Asia. U. maritima is typically considered to be a group of […]