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Veitschrebe

Synonym (also Veitschi) for Parthenocissus; see there

Botanical name (parthenos = virgin, kissos = ivy) of the deciduous, liana-like climbing plant. Trivial names are Jungfernrebe, Mauerkatze, Mauerwein, Veitschi and Zaunrebe in German-speaking countries, and Virginia Creeper in English-speaking countries. It is one of 12 genera within the vine family (Vitaceae) - as is Vitis, which includes cultivated vines. With the exception of Vitis, all other genera are colloquially referred to as "wild vines". However, this should not be equated with wild vines, the wild form of cultivated vines. The mostly hermaphroditic flowers can ripen into dark blue or black solitary rather inedible berries.

Parthenocissus - quinquefolia

There are about a dozen species native to the forests of Asia and North America. However, different sources sometimes give different names and synonyms:

  • Parthenocissus chinensis (China)
  • Parthenocissus dalzielii or Parthenocissus landuk (China)
  • Parthenocissus feddei (China)
  • Parthenocissus henryana...

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