Antigonon leptopus

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Antigonon leptopus Hook. & Arn.

Polygonaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun   10

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: cordate

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 leptopus is a climber.

Naming

Antigonon leptopus was described by William Jackson Hooker and George Arnott Walker Arnott in 1838. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Antigonon leptopus 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 reach heights of 8 to 12 centimetres.

Leaves

Antigonon leptopus is deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are cordate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Antigonon leptopus produces racemes of magenta flowers from July to August.

The climbers produce nuts.

Root System

Distribution

Antigonon leptopus is native to West Mexico.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy clay. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Tolerance of special soil conditions

  • none: drought

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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