Muehlenbeckia

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Muehlenbeckia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/muehlenbeckia/). Accessed 2021-11-30.

Family

  • Polygonaceae

Glossary

perianth
Calyx and corolla. Term used especially when petals and sepals are not easily distinguished from each other.
alternate
Attached singly along the axis not in pairs or whorls.
nutlet
Small nut. Term may also be applied to an achene or part of a schizocarp.
perianth
Calyx and corolla. Term used especially when petals and sepals are not easily distinguished from each other.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Muehlenbeckia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/muehlenbeckia/). Accessed 2021-11-30.

A genus of about fifteen species of shrubs or semi-woody climbers, chiefly Australasian, some South American. Leaves alternate, stalked; flowers small, greenish or whitish, of little or no ornament, the sexes sometimes on separate plants. Perianth deeply five-lobed, stamens eight; fruit a nutlet, three-angled, and enclosed in the perianth, which persists and sometimes becomes fleshy. The species are so variable that it is difficult to define their limits, but I believe there to be only two species commonly grown out-of-doors in this country, viz., M. axillaris and M. complexa.