Anredera vesicaria

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Anredera vesicaria (Lam.) C.F.Gaertn.

Basellaceae

Life form: climber

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: drupe

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Anredera vesicaria is a climber.

Naming

Anredera vesicaria was already described and the name validly published by Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck. It was Carl Friedrich von Gaertner, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1807.

Taxonomy

Anredera vesicaria is a species in the genus Anredera which contains 12 species and belongs to the family of the Basellaceae (Basella Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 6 to 8 metres.

Leaves

Anredera vesicaria is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are ovate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Anredera vesicaria produces racemes of white five-stellate flowers from August to October.

The climbers produce drupes.

Root System

Distribution

Anredera vesicaria is native to Florida, Texas, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, South America, Africa, Europe and Australia.

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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