Ampelopsis arborea

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"Pepper vine" redirects here. Outside the United States, this usually refers to some species of Piper (genus).
Pepper vine
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Vitales
Family: Vitaceae
Genus: Nekemias
Species: N. arborea
Binomial name
Nekemias arborea
(L.) J. Wen & Boggan

Nekemias arborea, commonly known as pepper vine, is native to the Southeastern United States, Texas, and New Mexico.[1]


Its synonyms include: Ampelopsis arborea, Ampelopsis bipinnata Michx., Ampelopsis pinnata DC., Cissus arborea (L.) Des Moul., Cissus bipinnata Elliott, Cissus orientalis Lam., Cissus stans Pers., Hedera arborea (L.) Walter, Nekemias bipinnata Raf., Vitis arborea L., Vitis bipinnata Torr. & A.Gray, and Vitis orientalis (Lam.) Boiss.


Nekemias arborea is used as an ornamental plant in gardens.


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