4915.000 Parthenocissus Planch. - Virginia creepers

Description of the genus

Woody climbers. Tendrils present, usually branched, in some species forming adhesive disks on touching a solid support. Leaves simple, 3-lobed or (3-) 5-foliolate. Inflorescences in terminal or leaf-opposed compound cymes. Petals free, patent or deflexed. Disk joined with the base of the ovary and not visible as a distinct structure. Fruit a 1-4-seeded berry, bluish-black, usually pruinose.

Derivation of name: From the Greek: virgin ivy.

Worldwide: 10 species in temperate Asia and N America

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated taxa.

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

henryana (Hemsl.) Graebn. ex Diels & Gilg
quinquefolia (L.) Planch.Description, Image
tricuspidata (Siebold & Zucc.) Planch.

Other sources of information about Parthenocissus:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Parthenocissus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Parthenocissus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Parthenocissus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Parthenocissus
Wikipedia: Parthenocissus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Parthenocissus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Parthenocissus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Parthenocissus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1833, retrieved 3 October 2022

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