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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Polygonaceae
Subfamilia: Eriogonoideae
Genus: Antigonon
Species: A. cinerascens – A. flavescens – A. guatemalense – A. leptopus
Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Antigonon in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Nov 29. Reference page.

Name

Antigonon Endl.

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

Antigonon are vines producing branching stems with tendrils from a tuberous root system. Their leaves are alternately arranged, with flowers 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]

Antigonon flavescens S.Watson – lovechain
Antigonon guatimalense Meisn.
Antigonon leptopus Hook. & Arn. – confederate vine, Mexican coral vine, Mexican creeper, queen's wreath, queen's jewels, chain-of-love, mountain rose coralvine

References

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

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