Antigonon leptopus Hook. & Arn.

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Antigonon leptopus

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Common names: Coral creeper (English) Coral-vine (English) Pink-vine (English)
Description: Robust climber. Leaves ovate or triangular with hastate or cordate base. Inflorescence of slender axillary racemes, paniculate and terminal above; racemes usually ending in branched tendrils. Perianth segments bright pink or white, accrescent. Stamens 7-8 united below into a tube. Achene c. 1 cm long, brown, shiny, 3-angled above, enclosed in the persistent perianth and staminal tube.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to Mexico and C America
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
Insects (whose larvae eat this species): Scopula minorata ()
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Image last updated: Saturday 10 July 2010
Literature:

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 23.

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Flora of Mozambique: Antigonon leptopus
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Antigonon leptopus

External websites:

Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Antigonon leptopus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Antigonon leptopus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Antigonon leptopus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Antigonon leptopus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Antigonon leptopus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Antigonon leptopus
Ispot Southern Africa : Antigonon leptopus
JSTOR Plant Science: Antigonon leptopus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Antigonon leptopus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Antigonon leptopus
Tropicos: Antigonon leptopus
West African Plants database: Antigonon leptopus


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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Antigonon leptopus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=165630, retrieved 28 May 2016

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