Plantae > Tracheophyta > Magnoliopsida > Caryophyllales > Polygonaceae > Antigonon > Antigonon leptopus

Antigonon leptopus (queen's jewels; confederate vine; Sandwich Island creeper; Chain-of-love; Coral bells; Coral vine; Corallita; Hearts on a chain; Love-vine; Mexican creeper; Mountain rose; queen's wreath; Mexican coral vine; Kadena de amor)

Synonyms: Antigonon cinerascens; Antigonon cordatum; Antigonon platypus; Corculum leptopus; Polygonum cirrhosum

Wikipedia Abstract

Antigonon leptopus, commonly known as Mexican creeper, coral vine, bee bush (in most Caribbean islands) or San Miguelito vine, is a species of flowering plant in the buckwheat family, Polygonaceae. It is a perennial that is native to Mexico. It is a vine with pink or white flowers (Antigonon leptopus 'alba' ).
View Wikipedia Record: Antigonon leptopus

Invasive Species

Antigonon leptopus is a smothering vine that invades disturbed areas and forest edges. It produces many seeds, which are spread by water currents and animals that consume the fruit. It has become invasive in some Pacific Islands, and is naturalised in many other parts of the Pacific.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Vine

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  
Canaveral National Seashore II 9090 Florida, United States
Kruger National Park II 4718115 Mpumalanga, South Africa
Mburucuyá National Park II   Corrientes, Argentina  



Caribbean; North America; Oceania;

External References

USDA Plant Profile



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
5HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
6del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
7Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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