Anamirta cocculus

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Anamirta cocculus (L.) Wight & Arn.

Menispermaceae

Life form: climber
Usage: economic plant

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: cordate

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: drupe

 

Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Ranunculopsida
Subclassis:
Ranunculidae
Superordo:
Ranunculanae
Ordo:
Menispermales

Anamirta cocculus is a climber.

Naming

Anamirta cocculus was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Robert Wight and George Arnott Walker Arnott, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1834.

Taxonomy

Anamirta cocculus is the only species in the genus Anamirta which belongs to the family of the Menispermaceae (Moonseed Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Anamirta cocculus has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are cordate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

The flowers of Anamirta cocculus are arranged in panicles.

The climbers produce drupes.

Root System

Distribution

Anamirta cocculus is native to India, Sri Lanka, New Guinea and the Malay Archipelago.

Cultivation

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Anamirta cocculus is toxic.

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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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