Antigonon

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Antigonon
Antigonon leptopus
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Core eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Polygonaceae
Subfamily:Eriogonoideae
Genus:Antigonon
Endl.[1]
Species

3, see text

Synonyms

Corculum Stuntz[1]

 
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Antigonon
Antigonon leptopus
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Core eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Polygonaceae
Subfamily:Eriogonoideae
Genus:Antigonon
Endl.[1]
Species

3, see text

Synonyms

Corculum Stuntz[1]

Antigonon is a genus of flowering plants in the buckwheat family, Polygonaceae. It contains three species[2] native to the Americas.[3]

They are vines producing branching stems with tendrils from a tuberous root system. The leaves are alternately arranged. Flowers are borne in raceme-like clusters, often toward the ends of the stems. The bell-shaped flowers have five tepals usually in shades of pink or purplish, and sometimes yellowish or white. The stamens are joined at the bases, forming a tube.[3]

Species include:[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Genus: Antigonon Endl.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2008-11-10. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  2. ^ a b Antigonon. The Plant List.
  3. ^ a b Antigonon. Flora of North America.
  4. ^ Antigonon. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).