Greek anti—againt, gonia—angle, referring to the flexuous stems.
Perennial tendril climbing vines. Leaves alternate, entire. Flowers bisexual, from red to white in clusters terminating in a tendril. Sepals 5. Stamens 8, the filaments united into a tube. Styles 3. Fruit 3-angled in enlarged perianth.
Tubers edible with a nut-like flavour.
Tendril-bearing climber with attractive bright pink flowers.
3-6 species from C America and Mexico.
Source: (1997). Polygonaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.