Agdestis

Sessé & Moçiño ex de Candolle
Syst. Nat. 1: 511, 543. 1817.
Etymology: A mythi-cal hermaphrodite monster, in reference to the original inclusion in Menispermaceae, where it was the only genus with bisexual flowers
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 4. Mentioned on page 3.

Vines, perennial, semiwoody. Leaves alternate. Inflorescences terminal or axillary panicles, mostly 50–100-flowered. Flowers epigynous (hypogynous in all other genera); sepals 4(–5); stamens 15–20; carpels (3–)4, connate at least halfway proximally; ovary inferior (3–)4-locular, eventually 1-locular by abortion of septa; style 1; stigmas (3–)4. Fruits cypselas, turbinate, crowned by winglike sepals. Seed 1, by abortion of other (2–)3 ovules.

Distribution

North America, Mexico, Central America.

Discussion

Species 1.

Selected References

None.

... more about "Agdestis"
Mark A. Nienaber +  and John W. Thieret +
Sessé & Moçiño ex de Candolle +
North America +, Mexico +  and Central America. +
A mythi-cal hermaphrodite monster, in reference to the original inclusion in Menispermaceae, where it was the only genus with bisexual flowers +
Agdestis +
Phytolaccaceae +