Ampelopsis aconitifolia


Enum. Pl. China Bor., 12. 1833

Synonyms: Ampelopsis aconitifolia var. glabra Diels & Gilg A. aconitifolia var. palmiloba (Carrière) Rehder
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 19. Mentioned on page 18.
Lianas, low to moderately high climbing. Branchlets purplish green, usually sparsely pilose, sometimes glabrate or glabrous. Leaves palmately compound or blade so deeply lobed that leaf appears compound; petiole ± equaling blade; blade broadly ovate to nearly circular in outline, 4–9 × 2–6 cm, base cuneate, margins deeply serrate, apex acuminate, surfaces glabrous or abaxial puberulent; leaflets or lobes (3 or) 5, lanceolate to rhombic-lanceolate, each pinnatifidly lobed. Inflorescences usually shorter than leaves. Flowers yellowish green. Berries orange or yellow at maturity, sometimes bluish prior to maturity, globose, 6–8 mm diam. 2n = 40.

Phenology: Flowering May–Aug; fruiting Jun–Oct.
Habitat: Thickets, forest edges.
Elevation: 50–400 m.


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Conn., Mass., Mich., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., Asia (n, c China).


Selected References


Lower Taxa


AuthorMichael O. Moore† + and Jun Wen +
AuthorityBunge +
DistributionConn. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, Asia (n + and c China). +
Elevation50–400 m. +
HabitatThickets, forest edges. +
Illustration copyrightSmithsonian Institution +
IllustratorAlice Tangerini +
Introducedtrue +
PhenologyFlowering May–Aug + and fruiting Jun–Oct. +
Publication titleEnum. Pl. China Bor., +
Publication year1833 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V12/V12 882.xml +
Special statusIntroduced +
SynonymsAmpelopsis aconitifolia var. glabra + and A. aconitifolia var. palmiloba +
Taxon familyVitaceae +
Taxon nameAmpelopsis aconitifolia +
Taxon parentAmpelopsis +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 12 +