Regularity: Regularly occurring
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Ernodea littoralis
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Ernodea littoralis
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
Ernodea littoralis (Golden Creeper, Beech Creeper, or Coughweed) is a species of flowering plants in the coffee family, Rubiaceae, endemic to Central America and the Caribbean region. It is a vine-like ground cover, 1 to 3 feet in height, with small, light green, succulent leaves on long, curving, bright red branches, and pinkish white, tubular flowers succeeded by golden berries.
- USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) entry
- University of Florida fact sheet
- Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
- Wildflower.org entry
- Vivian Negron-Ortiz and R. James Hickey, "The Genus Ernodea (Rubiaceae) in the Caribbean Basin. II. Morphological Analyses and Systematics", Systematic Botany, Vol. 21, No. 3 (Jul. - Sep., 1996), pp. 445-458.
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