Monographs Details: Matelea
Authority: Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Family:Asclepiadaceae
Scientific Name:Matelea
Description:Genus Description - Cor deeply divided, its lobes strongly ascending to widely spreading, linear to elliptic, always much longer than wide; corona a flat disk or shallow cup, the latter shorter than to slightly surpassing the gynostegium; margin of the corona distinctly or obscurely 10-lobed; anthers with a short, broad, membranous terminal appendage, or the appendage virtually obsolete; pollinia solitary in each pollen-sac, pendulous or ± horizontally placed, with a slender attachment to the translator; perennial twining herbs with broad lvs deeply cordate at base, the fls medium-sized, in pedunculate extra-axillary cymes solitary at the nodes; our spp. all with short-hairy herbage. 125, New World, mainly tropical. (Gonolobus; Odontostephana; Vincetoxicum Walter, not Wolf)