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Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Vitaceae-Grape Family

by Steven Clemants
Not peer reviewed
Last modified: 03/20/2013

Key to the genera of Vitaceae

1. Petals cohering at apex and falling off as a unit at anthesis; inflorescence a panicle, sometimes with a tendril; pith brown...Vitis
1. Petals distinct, expanding and persisting at anthesis; inflorescence a cymose panicle or thyrse, rarely raceme-like, without a tendril; pith white...2

2. Leaves simple; tendril bifurcate without an adhesive disk...Ampelopsis
2. Leaves palmately 3-5 foliate (simple and compound in Parthenocissus tricuspidata); tendril monochasially 3-12 branched, often developing adhesive disks...Parthenocissus

List of Vitaceae genera


References to Vitaceae

General Discussion


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