Scientific Name:
Anredera cordifolia (Ten.) Steenis (1957)
  • Boussingaultia cordifolia Ten. (1835)
  • = Boussingaultia basselloides Kunth
  • = Boussingaultia gracilis f. pseudobaselloides Hauman
Vernacular Name(s):
Madeira vine; Mignonette vine

Stems climbing, slender and often reddish. Lvs subsessile or with petiole to 1–(2) cm long, commonly with small irregular tubers in their axils. Lamina 2–11–(13) × 1.75–10–(11) cm, broadly ovate, often involute, scarcely succulent to succulent according to degree of exposure, shining; base subcordate or cordate; apex obtuse. Racemes simple or 2–4-branched, pendent, to c. 18 cm long excluding common peduncle, with numerous small, white, fragrant fls. Pedicels 2–3 mm long; bracts 1.5–1.8 mm long, lanceolate-subulate. Lower bracteoles 0.5–1 mm long, cupulate; upper bracteoles c. 2–2.5 mm long, suborbicular. Tepals 2–3 mm long, elliptic-oblong to broadly elliptic. Filaments narrow-triangular, widely divergent, bending outwards near base. Style 1, < stamens; branches 1/2–3/4 length of fused part; stigmas clavate.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of subspecific taxa in New Zealand within Anredera cordifolia (Ten.) Steenis
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1

Flowering: Jan.–Apr.

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