Species profile

Genus Parthenocissus
Species P. tricuspidata
Common name Boston ivy, Grape ivy, Japanese ivy, Japanese creeper, Virginia creeper
Distribution China (Anhui, Fujian, Hebei, Henan, Jiangsu, Jilin, Liaoning, Shandong, Taiwan, Zhejiang), Japan, Korea
Chromosome number 2n = 40
Morphological Description

Lianas, high climbing. Tendrils 5–10-branched, with adhesive discs. Leaves usually simple, sometimes palmately compound on older plants; petiole usually longer than, sometimes ± equaling, blade; blade lustrous adaxially, ovate to cordate-ovate or cordate-orbiculate, 4.5–17 × 4–16 cm, 3-lobed or leaflets 3, thin, herbaceous, base truncate to slightly cordate, margins crenate to crenate-serrate, apex acute to short-acuminate, surfaces glabrous or abaxial veins puberulent. Inflorescences ± divergently branching, without distinct central axis. Flowers yellowish green. Berriesglobose, 5–8 mm diam.

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Author Title Journal Year PMID
Liang Z, et al. Whole-genome resequencing of 472 Vitis accessions for grapevine diversity and demographic history analyses Nature Communications  2019 30867414