Ampelopsis cordata

Michaux

Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 159. 1803. 1803

Common names: Raccoon or false grape
IllustratedEndemic
Synonyms: Vitis indivisa Willd.
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 19.

Lianas, moderately high climbing. Branchlets green, glabrous. Leaves simple; petiole ± equaling blade; blade ovate, 5–12 × 4–9 cm, usually unlobed, sometimes shallowly 3-shouldered, base truncate to subcordate, margins coarsely and irregularly serrate, apex acute to acuminate, surfaces glabrous or abaxial surface sparsely puberulent. Inflorescences ± equaling to longer than leaves. Flowers yellowish green. Berries ripening from green to orange, rose, purple and finally blue, subglobose, 6–10 mm diam. 2n = 40.


Phenology: Flowering late Apr–Jun; fruiting Jul–Sep.
Habitat: Stream and riverbanks, floodplain forests, wet woodland borders, lowland thickets, fencerows.
Elevation: 0–1000 m.

Distribution

V12 1062-distribution-map.jpg

Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Md., Miss., Mo., Nebr., N.C., Ohio, Okla., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va., W.Va.

Discussion

Reports of Ampelopsis cordata from Connecticut (for example, G. C. Tucker 1995) are based on misidentified material of A. aconitifolia.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Ampelopsis cordata"
Michael O. Moore† +  and Jun Wen +
Michaux +
Raccoon or false grape +
Ala. +, Ark. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, Kans. +, Ky. +, La. +, Md. +, Miss. +, Mo. +, Nebr. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Okla. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +, Va. +  and W.Va. +
0–1000 m. +
Stream and riverbanks, floodplain forests, wet woodland borders, lowland thickets, fencerows. +
Flowering late Apr–Jun +  and fruiting Jul–Sep. +
Fl. Bor.-Amer. +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Vitis indivisa +
Ampelopsis cordata +
Ampelopsis +
species +