Plant Genera


Family Code: APOCYN
Genus Code: CYNAN
Genus CN: swallow-wort
Genus Authority: L.
Genus Summary: A genus of about 200-300 species, vines and lianas, primarily of tropical and warm temperate portions of the New World and Old World. Ampelamus was retained as a genus by Liede (1997a), but later results suggest that it is not distinct from some other portions of Cynanchum (Liede & Tšuber 2002). However, Cynanchum itself is strongly polyphyletic and is being broken up; further taxonomic and nomenclatural changes are likely. C. laeve will probably remain in Cynanchum s.s. (which is primarily Old World in distribution).
Genus References: Liede (1997b); Liede & Meve (1997); Liede (1997a); Krings (2001)=Z; Liede & Tšuber (2002).
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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