Longevity spinach is an edible vine which grows in Southeast Asia, China and Africa.
The plant is collected from the wild but is also grown as a vegetable or as a medicinal plant.
The young leaves are used for cooking, for example in meat dishes or in soups.
Basic information and facts
South East Asia, China, Africa
Annual, biennial, or perennial:
A vine growing near streams in forests, on sandy slopes and climbing on shrubs or trees.
Leaves are ovate-elliptic or lanceolate. They are 3.5 to 8 centimeters long and 1 to 3.5 centimeters wide.
Can be propagated by using cuttings.
Young leaves are picked.
Longevity spinach is used as a vegetable or as a medicinal plant.