Ampelopsis Michaux

Ampelopsis is a genus with ca. 15-30 species (depending on species delimitation) in Asia, Central and North America. The genus is most diverse in East Asia; 17 species occur in China, 13 of them endemic (Chen & al. 2007). At least five species are grown as ornamental vines in Europe (Richardson 1997, De Koning & al. 2000, Roloff & Bärtels 2006).

A single, very variable species, Ampelopsis glandulosa, has been recorded as an escape from cultivation in Belgium.


Chen Z.D., Ren H. & Wen J. (2007) Vitaceae. In: Wu C.Y., Hong D.-Y., Raven P.H. (eds.), Flora of China, vol. 12 Science Press; and Missouri Botanical Garden Press, Beijing: and St. Louis, 173–222. [available online at:]

De Koning J., Van den Broek J.W., Van de Laar H.J. & Fortgens G. (2000) Nederlandse dendrologie (13e druk). H. Veenman & zonen, Ede: 585 p.

Latiff A. (2013) Studies in Malesian Vitaceae XII. Revision of Vitis L., Ampelopsis Michx., Parthenocissus Planch. and Nothocissus (MIQ.) Latiff. Malaysian Forester 76(2): 117-132.

Moore M.O. & Wen J. (2016) Vitaceae. In: Flora of North America Editorial Committee (eds.), Flora of North America, vol. 12. Oxford University Press, New York-Oxford: 3-23. [available online at:]

Richardson J.E. (1997) Ampelopsis. In: Cullen J. & al. (eds.), The European Garden Flora, vol. 5. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 201.

Roloff A. & Bärtels A. (2006) Flora der Gehölze (2e Auflage). Ulmer, Stuttgart: 844 p.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith