Antigonon leptopus Hook. & Arn.

Common name

English: Coral Vine, Mexican Creeper, San Miguelito Vine

German: Korallenwein, Mexikanischer Kn├Âterich

Portuguese: Amor-agarradinho


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Polygonales (27)

        Family: Polygonaceae (28) (family description)

          Genus: Antigonon (1)

           Epithet: leptopus Hook. & Arn. (1)

Synonyms: Antigonon cinerascens M.Martens & Galeotti, Antigonon cordatum M.Martens & Galeotti, Antigonon platypus Hook. & Arn., Corculum leptopus Stuntz

cinerascens => with ashen-grey shadings

cordatum => heart-shaped, as of leaves having the stalk at the notched end

leptopus => slender stalked


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red

External links

Check for Antigonon leptopus at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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