Pfaffia Mart.

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

Vegetative Morphology

Habit: Lianas.

Leaves: Leaves opposite, entire.

Reproductive Morphology

Fruit: Fruit a follice to 0.8 cm diameter, golden when mature, the valves falling when mature to expose a white woolly covering of the seed.

Infructescence: Infructescence terminal and axillary.

Seeds: One seed per fruit.


Distribution: Mexico to Peru.

Notes: Very similar to the genus Iresine, differing technically only by the stamens.