Antigonon flavescens

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Antigonon flavescens S.Watson

Polygonaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: nut

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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:
Polygonanae
Ordo:
Polygonales

Antigonon flavescens is a climber.

Naming

Antigonon flavescens was described by Sereno Watson in 1887. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Antigonon flavescens is a species in the genus Antigonon which contains approximately 3 to 4 species and belongs to the family of the Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers are comparatively long-lived.

Leaves

Antigonon flavescens has simple leaves that are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Antigonon flavescens produces racemes of white flowers.

The climbers produce nuts.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy clay.

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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