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

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

Other sources of information about Parthenocissus:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Parthenocissus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Parthenocissus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Parthenocissus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Parthenocissus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Parthenocissus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Parthenocissus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Parthenocissus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Parthenocissus
JSTOR Plant Science: Parthenocissus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Parthenocissus
Plants of the World Online: Parthenocissus
Tropicos: Parthenocissus
Wikipedia: Parthenocissus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Parthenocissus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1833, retrieved 19 June 2024

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