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Parthenocissus quinquefolia


by Steven Clemants
Not peer reviewed
Last modified: 03/04/2013


Parthenocissus Planchon in A. DeCandolle & A. C. DeCandolle, Monogr. Phan. 5: 447. 1881 [1887?]. TYPE: Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch., designated by ?

Psedera E. L. Greene, Leafl. Bot. Observ. 1: 220. 1906. TYPE: Unknown.

Quinaria Raf., Med. fl. 2: 122. 1830, nom. illeg. (Art. 53.1). TYPE: Two elements, Quinaria hederaceae Raf., nom. inval., is the type according to Index Nominum Genericorum.

Key to the species of Parthenocissus

1. Leaves usually entire and three-lobed, some trifoliate...Parthenocissus tricuspidata
1. Leaves palmately compound, usually with 5 leaflets...2

2. Tendrils many-branched, with numerous adhesive disks; inflorescence with a central axis...Parthenocissus quinquefolia
2. Tendrils few-branched, without adhesive disks; inflorescence dichotomous...Parthenocissus inserta

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