2. Parthenocissus Planchon in A. L. P. P. de Candolle and C. de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 5: 447. 1887. name conserved.
[Greek parthenos, virgin, and kissos, ivy; equivalent of vigne vierge, French name for type species, P. quinquefolia] [Greek parthenos, virgin, and kissos, ivy; equivalent of vigne vierge, French name for type species, P. quinquefolia]
Psedera Necker ex Greene; Landukia Planchon
Lianas, climbing by tendrils or scrambling without support and producing adventitious roots, synoecious. Branches: bark adherent; pith white, continuous through nodes; tendrils 3–12-branched, with or without adhesive discs. Leaves usually palmately compound, sometimes simple. Inflorescences usually bisexual, leaf-opposed or terminal, paniclelike or corymblike cymes, sometimes compound. Flowers bisexual; calyx cup-shaped, shallowly 5-lobed; petals 5, distinct; nectary adnate to base of ovary, annular, entire, or absent; stamens 5; style conic, short. Berries dark blue or black. Seeds 2–4 per fruit. x = 10.
Species 15 (4 in the flora): North America, Asia.