Suppl. Carp., 176. 1807
Illustrator: Bee F. Gunn
Phenology: Flowering late summer–fall.
Habitat: Disturbed areas, fencerows, roadsides, thickets
Elevation: 0-500 m
Fla., Tex., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Islands, Australia.
Anredera vesicaria as treated here has two morphologically distinct forms, which C. R. Sperling (1987) considered as functionally staminate and functionally pistillate forms of the same species. Functionally pistillate plants (traditional A. vesicaria) apparently do not produce pollen, yet produce fruit. Functionally staminate plants (traditional A. (Boussingaultia) leptostachys) produce pollen, but rarely produce fruit. Both forms produce tubers at the base of the stem and below ground, and it is the apparent means of reproduction of the staminate plants. Further biosystematic and molecular study of these organisms is warranted to determine whether this treatment is valid.
Anredera vesicaria is cultivated for its showy inflorescences and fragrant flowers (C. R. Sperling 1987).
|Author||Michael A. Vincent +|
|Authority||(Lamarck) C. F. Gaertner +|
|Basionyms||Basella vesicaria +|
|Common name||Sacasile +|
|Distribution||Fla. +, Tex. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +, Eurasia +, Africa +, Pacific Islands + and Australia. +|
|Elevation||0-500 m +|
|Habitat||Disturbed areas, fencerows, roadsides, thickets +|
|Illustrator||Bee F. Gunn +|
|Phenology||Flowering late summer–fall. +|
|Publication title||Suppl. Carp., +|
|Publication year||1807 +|
|Source xml||https://firstname.lastname@example.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f6b125a955440c0872999024f038d74684f65921/coarse grained fna xml/V4/V4 1031.xml +|
|Synonyms||Anredera leptostachys + and Boussingaultia leptostachys +|
|Taxon family||Basellaceae +|
|Taxon name||Anredera vesicaria +|
|Taxon parent||Anredera +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 4 +|