Agdestis clematidea

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Agdestis clematidea

Phytolaccaceae

Life form: climber

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Caryophyllanae
Ordo:
Caryophyllales

Agdestis clematidea is a climber.

Naming

José Mariano Mociño and Martín Sessé y Lacasta already described Agdestis clematidea but the name was validly published by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in 1817.

Taxonomy

Agdestis clematidea is the only species in the genus Agdestis which belongs to the family of the Phytolaccaceae (Pokeweed Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 20 to 25 metres.

Leaves

Agdestis clematidea is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are ovate with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Agdestis clematidea produces white flowers from July to September.


Root System

Distribution

Agdestis clematidea is native to Florida, Texas, Mexico and Central America.

Cultivation

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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