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Common name

English: Coral Vine, Mexican Creeper, San Miguelito Vine

German: Korallenwein, Mexikanischer Knöterich

Portuguese: Amor-agarradinho


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Polygonales (28)

        Family: Polygonaceae (30)(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

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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