Antigonon Endl.

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: Spencer, R. (1997). Polygonaceae. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Caryophyllanae
order      Caryophyllales
family       Polygonaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Antigonon leptopus Hook. & Arn.