Antigonon

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Antigonon

Antigonon Endl., Gen. Pl.: 310. 1837 sec. Brandbyge 19931
  • 1. Brandbyge, J. 1993: Polygonaceae, 531 – 544. – In: Kubitzki, K., Rohwer, J.G. & Bittrich, V. (ed.), The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants 2. – Berlin, Heidelberg & New York: Springer

Notes

The genus Antigonon, with three to six species, consists of woody or herbaceous perennial lianas that grows in Mexico and Central America, with the exception of A. leptopus Hook. & Arn., which is widely cultivated as an ornamental (Brandbyge 1993). Sanchez & Kron (2009), Sanchez & al. (2009), Burke & al. (2010), and Burke & Sanchez (2011), based on consistent and highly supported molecular data, proposed that Antigonon and Brunnichia, two genera with suffrutescent habit and tendril-bearing lianas, are clearly distinguished from the rest of the subfamily Eriogonoideae. According to Brandbyge (1993), the described species are poorly defined and a taxonomic revision is needed.A,B,C,D,E

Bibliography

A. Brandbyge, J. 1993: Polygonaceae, 531 – 544. – In: Kubitzki, K., Rohwer, J.G. & Bittrich, V. (ed.), The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants 2. – Berlin, Heidelberg & New York: Springer
B. Burke, J. M. & Sanchez, A. 2011: Revised subfamily classification for Polygonaceae, with a tribal classification for Eriogonoideae. – Brittonia 63: 510-520. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12228-011-9197-x
C. Burke, J. M., Sanchez, A., Kron, K. A. & Luckow, M. 2010: Placing the woody tropical genera of Polygonaceae: a hypothesis of character evolution and phylogeny. – American Journal of Botany 97: 1377–1390
D. Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W. G., Borsch, T., von Mering, S., Akhani, H., Arias, S., Castañeda-Noa, I., Eggli, U., Eriksson, R., Flores-Olvera, H., Fuentes-Bazán, S., Kadereit, G., Klak, C., Korotkova, N., Nyffeler, R., Ocampo, G. & Ochoterena, H. 2015: A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. – Willdenowia 45(3): 281-383. http://doi.org/10.3372/wi.45.45301
E. Sanchez, A., Schuster, T. M. & Kron, K. A. 2009: A large scale phylogeny of Polygonaceae based on molecular data. – International Journal of Plant Sciences 170(8): 1044-1055