352. 1808.

A glabrous climbing biennial vine, with decompound leaves. Petals 4, all permanently united into a narrowly ovate cordate persistent spongy corolla, 4-lobed at the apex. Stamens 6, monadelphous below, diadelphous above, adherent to the petals. Stigmas 2-crested. Capsule oblong, included in the persistent corolla. Seeds crestless. Closely related to certain Asiatic species of Bicuculla. [In honor of John Adlum, a gardener of Washington.]

A monotypic genus of eastern North America.

2 Adlumia Raf Med Rep II 5 330

1. Adlumia Fungòsa (Ait.) Greene. Climbing Fumitory

Fig. 1988

Fttmaria fungosa Ait. Hort. Kew. 3: 1. 1789. Adlumia cirrhosa Raf. Med. Rep. (II.) 5: 352. 1808. A. fungosa Greene; B.S.P. Prel. Cat. N. Y. 3. 1888.

Weak, slender, climbing over other plants by its slender petioles. Leaves 2-3-pinnate, the primary divisions distant, the second more approximate, all slender-stalked; ultimate segments lobed or entire, very thin, ovate or cuneate, pale beneath; flowers numerous in axillary drooping cymes, 5"-7" long, 3" broad at the base, narrowly ovate, greenish purple; capsule 2-valved, few-seeded.

In moist woods and thickets, New Brunswick to Ontario and Michigan, south to North Carolina and Tennessee. Recorded from Kansas. Mountain-fringe. Alleghany-, canary- or cypress-vine. Fairy-creeper. Alleghany- or wood-fringe. June-Oct.