1. Family: Polygonaceae Juss.
    1. Antigonon Endl.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Central America.

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    Flora Zambesiaca. Vol. 9, Part 3. Polygonaceae-Myriaceae. Pope GV, Polhill RM, Martins ES. 2006.

    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, petiolate, cordate or truncate at the base Leaves alternate, petiolate, cordate or truncate at the base.
    Ocrea
    Ocrea reduced to an annular crest Ocrea reduced to an annular crest.
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite, pedicellate, borne in clusters in the axils of bracts and arranged in axillary and terminal racemes, the uppermost becoming paniculate; racemes ending in branched tendrils Flowers hermaphrodite, pedicellate, borne in clusters in the axils of bracts and arranged in axillary and terminal racemes, the uppermost becoming paniculate; racemes ending in branched tendrils.
    Perianth
    Perianth 5(6)-merous, the segments unequal, largest outside, enlarging about the fruit Perianth 5(6)-merous, the segments unequal, largest outside, enlarging about the fruit.
    Stamens
    Stamens 7–9; filaments united at the base into a short tube Stamens 7–9; filaments united at the base into a short tube.
    Ovary
    Ovary somewhat trigonous; styles 3; stigmas 3, capitate
    Fruits
    Fruit an ovoid-trigonous nut, included within the accrescent perianth. Fruit an ovoid-trigonous nut, included within the accrescent perianth.
    Distribution
    A small genus with 3 to 6 species native to Mexico and central America. Widely cultivated as garden ornamentals.
    Habit
    Perennial tendrilled climbers; stems glabrous or hairy, furrowed. Perennial tendrilled climbers; stems glabrous or hairy, furrowed
    Pistil
    Ovary somewhat trigonous; styles 3; stigmas 3, capitate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá

    Introduced into:

    Alabama, Andaman Is., Argentina Northwest, Aruba, Ascension, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cayman Is., Chad, Christmas I., Colombia, Congo, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, Gabon, Galápagos, Gambia, Georgia, Gilbert Is., Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Haiti, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Malawi, Marianas, Marquesas, Mississippi, Mozambique, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Niue, Paraguay, Peru, Pitcairn Is., Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Réunion, Seychelles, Society Is., Somalia, South Carolina, Southwest Caribbean, Tanzania, Texas, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is., Zaïre

    Antigonon Endl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Gen. Pl.: 310 (1837)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Antigonon Endl., Gen. Pl.: 310 (1837).
    • Gen. Pl.: 310 (1837).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Gen. Pl.: 310 (1837)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0