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 e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Vitales
Family: Vitaceae
Genus: Ampelopsis
Species: A. arborea
Binomial name
Ampelopsis arborea
(L.) Koehne

Ampelopsis arborea, commonly known as pepper vine, is native to the Southeastern United States, Texas, and New Mexico. It spreads rapidly, climbing up trees and bushes. Although it is attractive, its rapid growth and ability to pull down trees makes it a nusiance if not strictly confined.[1]


Its synonyms include: Nekemias 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.


Ampelopsis arborea is used as an ornamental plant in gardens.


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