Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch.

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Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
Greystone Park Nature Reserve

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
Greystone Park Nature Reserve

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
Greystone Park Nature Reserve

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
Greystone Park Nature Reserve

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Synonyms: Ampelopsis quinquefolia Michx.
Hedera quinquefolia L.
Common names: Virginia creeper (English)
Frequency:
Status: Introduced
Description:
Climber, ascending to considerable heights. Tendrils with 5-8 branches, ending in adhesive disks. Leaves digitate: leaflets usually 5, elliptic to obovate, coarsely serrate. Flowers in terminal or leaf-opposed compound cymes. Petals c. 3 mm, green. Fruit black.
Notes: Quite commonly cultivated in Zimbabwe and recorded only once as a possible escape in the riverine forest below the dam at Greystone Park Nature Reserve.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Climbing in shady riverine forest
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Eastern USA to Florida and Mexico
Zimbabwe distribution: C
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Euchloron megaera (Larval foodplant)
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Images last updated: Saturday 6 June 2009
Literature:

Bailey, L.H. (1949). Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York. Page 652.

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 81.

Maroyi, A. (2006). Preliminary checklist of introduced and naturalized plants in Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(2) Page 246.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Parthenocissus quinquefolia
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Parthenocissus quinquefolia
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Parthenocissus quinquefolia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=169080, retrieved 19 August 2019

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