Gen. Pl.,84. 1789
North America, West Indies, Central America, South America, introduced in Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Islands, Australia.
Species 12 (2 in the flora).
Anredera cordifolia (Tenore) Steenis has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, and liver-protective effects in rats (as Boussingaultia gracilis; Lin C. C. et al. 1994; Lin W. C. et al. 1995, 1996). Anredera vesicaria (Lamarck) Gaertner has been used in Mexico to treat broken bones and flesh wounds (as A. scandens; R. Mata 1993).
|1||Larger leaves proximal to inflorescence cordate at base; pedicel bracts basally connate, per- sisting at apex of pedicel; sepals not winged in fruit; axillary tubers often produced||Anredera cordifolia|
|1||Larger leaves proximal to inflorescence tapering at base; pedicel bracts distinct, deciduous; sepals winged in fruit; without axillary tubers||Anredera vesicaria|