Parthenocissus tricuspidata

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    Parthenocissus tricuspidata @ Mount Takao
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    Parthenocissus tricuspidata @ Matsue
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    Parthenocissus tricuspidata @ Azabujuban

Basic information

Flower Name
Parthenocissus tricuspidata
Formal Name
Parthenocissus tricuspidata
Alias
Japanese Ivy, Boston Ivy
Habitat
Japan, Korea,and China
Morph
Woody deciduous vine

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What is Parthenocissus tricuspidata

Parthenocissus tricuspidata or commonly called as Boston ivy, or Japanese ivy, Tsuta (scientific name: Parthenocissus tricuspidata) is native to Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and China, and is a deciduous woody plant belonging to the genus Ivy. It stretches while crawling the walls and trees with a cup-shaped sucker with changed leaves. The broad egg-shaped leaves are shiny and split 3 times. There is a sparse saw blade on the leaf edge. In summer, small inflorescences spread from short branches and small yellow-green five-petal flowers bloom. In autumn, the leaves turn red, forming small berries. A plant similar to the Ivy genus common ivy (scientific name: Hedera helixa) . Japanese ivy (P. tricuspidata) turns red, while common ivy (H. helixa) doesn't turn red.

Common name: Parthenocissus tricuspidata, scientific name: Parthenocissus tricuspidata, aka: Boston ivy, or Japanese ivy, Tsuta (Japanese name), Origin: Japan, Korean Peninsula, China, Habitat Distribution: All over Japan, Environment: Trees and outer walls, Living type: Deciduous vines, Vine length: More than 10 m, Bark: Dark brown, Leaf shape: broad egg shape, 3 shallow fissures, leaf length: 5-15 cm, leaf width: 5-15 cm, leaf edge: sparse sawtooth, petiole length: 15 cm, inflorescence: mutual, leaf color: green → Colored leaves (autumn leaves), amphoteric flowers, inflorescence form: concentrated inflorescence, flower color: yellow-green, flower diameter: 0.2 to 0.3 cm, number of petals: 5, stamens number: 5, flowering period: June to July, flowering Location: leaf buds, fruit type: berries, fruit diameter: 0.5-0.7 cm, fruit shape: sphere, fruit color: green → black purple (in autumn), seed shape: fallen egg shape, seed length: 0.4 cm, fruiting period: Autumn, use: exterior, bonsai, remarks: In the old days, vines were cut and the sap was boiled and boiled down to make sweeteners. Season: Autumn.

Detailed information

Order
Vitales
Family
Vitaceae
Genus
Parthenocissus
Species
P. tricuspidata
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Cyme
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Broad ovate Leaf
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Gardenfoliage plant
Color
Green
Season
JunJul
Height
1000 ~ 1000 [cm]
Diameter
0.2 ~ 0.3

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