Antigonon

Endlicher

Gen. Pl. 4: 310. 1837

Common names: Coralvine Mexican creeper corona de la reina Confederate-vine
Etymology: etymology uncertain perhaps Greek anti- , against, and gony, knee, alluding to angled stems, or Greek anti- , in place of, and genus Polygonum, alluding to affinity
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 481. Mentioned on page 216, 218, 479, 480.
Vines, perennial [annual]; roots tuberous. Stems scandent, tendril-bearing, pubescent or glabrous; tendrils terminal and axillary, branched. Leaves deciduous or persistent, cauline, alternate, petiolate; ocrea usually deciduous, chartaceous; blade broadly ovate to deltate or truncate, margins entire, sometimes undulate. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, often clustered near tips of stems, racemelike, pedunculate. Pedicels present. Flowers bisexual, (1–)2–5 per ocreate fascicle, base stipelike; perianth accrescent in fruit, pink to purple or, rarely, white or yellowish, campanulate, glabrous; tepals 5, connate proximally, petaloid, dimorphic, outer 3 broader than inner 2; stamens (7–)8(–9); filaments connate ca. 1/2 their length, forming staminal tube, adnate to perianth tube, glandular-pubescent; anthers yellow to reddish, ovate to elliptic; styles 3, recurved, distinct; stigmas reniform-capitate. Achenes included in membranous perianth, brown, unwinged, subglobose to bluntly 3-gonous proximally, 3-gonous distally, glabrous or pubescent. Seeds: embryo straight. x = 20.

Distribution

subtropical and tropical, s North America (including Mexico), West Indies, Central America, South America.

Discussion

Species ca. 6 (1 in the flora).

References

None.

Lower Taxa

Facts about "Antigonon"
AuthorCraig C. Freeman +
AuthorityEndlicher +
Common nameCoralvine +, Mexican creeper +, corona de la reina + and Confederate-vine +
Distributionsubtropical and tropical +, s North America (including Mexico) +, West Indies +, Central America + and South America. +
Etymologyetymology uncertain + and perhaps Greek anti- , against, and gony, knee, alluding to angled stems, or Greek anti- , in place of, and genus Polygonum, alluding to affinity +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
Introducedtrue +
Publication titleGen. Pl. +
Publication year1837 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f6b125a955440c0872999024f038d74684f65921/coarse grained fna xml/V5/V5 1004.xml +
Taxon familyPolygonaceae +
Taxon nameAntigonon +
Taxon parentPolygonaceae subfam. Polygonoideae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 5 +