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3. Parthenocissus tricuspidata (Sieb. & Zucc.) Planch. in DC., Monogr. Phaner. 5:452. 1887.

Common Name:Virginia creeper.

S. NAZIMUDDIN AND M. QAISER

  • Ampelopsis tricuspidata Sieb. & Zucc.
  • Vitis inconstans Miq.

    A large climbing shrub up to 20 m tall strongly branched; tendrils much branched, broadening at apex into adhesive disc. Leaves simple, 5-6 cm long, undivided or 3-lobed, orbicular, ovate or suborbicular and deltoid, crenate-serrate, acuminate - cuspidate, or mucronate, cordate at base, turns red in autumn. Inflorescence much shorter than petiole, disc adnate to the base of ovary, 5-lobed, margin slightly swollen, berry bluish black, 1-2 seeded. Seeds pruinose, 6-8 mm long.

    Fl. Per.: June - July.

    Type: Described from Japan, type in Florence.

    Distribution: Japan, China, In Pakistan cultivated in Abbottabad.


     

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