Chamissoa Kunth.

Kingdom: Plantae Rank: Genus Parent: Amaranthaceae Status: Valid

Vegetative Morphology

Habit: Lianas.

Leaves: Leaves alternate, entire.

Reproductive Morphology

Fruit: Fruit a follice to 0.5 cm in diameter, red when mature, the valves falling when mature to expose the white aril that completely surrounds the seed.

Infructescence: Infructescence terminal and axillary.

Seeds: One seed per fruit.


Distribution: Central Mexico to northern Argentina.