Parthenocissus

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Parthenocissus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/parthenocissus/). Accessed 2019-12-10.

Family

  • Vitaceae

Glossary

ovary
Lowest part of the carpel containing the ovules; later developing into the fruit.
alternate
Attached singly along the axis not in pairs or whorls.
berry
Fleshy indehiscent fruit with seed(s) immersed in pulp.
compound
Made up or consisting of two or more similar parts (e.g. a compound leaf is a leaf with several leaflets).
included
(botanical) Contained within another part or organ.
ovary
Lowest part of the carpel containing the ovules; later developing into the fruit.
simple
(of a leaf) Unlobed or undivided.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Parthenocissus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/parthenocissus/). Accessed 2019-12-10.

A genus of about ten species of deciduous (rarely evergreen) climbers, natives of N. America, E. Asia, and the Himalaya. Tendrils branched, twining or equipped with adhesive pads. Leaves alternate, palmately compound, sometimes simple and three-lobed, or unlobed. Flowers in cymose panicles. Petals four or five, spreading (hence differing from Vitis, in which the petals are united in a cap which falls without expanding). Ovary included in the disk (in Ampelopsis the disk is cup-like and free from the ovary). Fruit a dark blue or black berry, with one to four seeds.

The generic name, meaning ‘Virgin Vine’, derives from the French name for the Virginia creeper – vigne-vierge.

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