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Ampelocissus Planch.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta Cronquist, Takhtajan & W. Zimmermann, 1966
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Vitales Juss. Ex Bercht. & J.presl, 1820
Family: Vitaceae Juss.
Genus: Ampelocissus Planch.
File:Ampelocissus latifolia.jpg
Ampelocissus latifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Vitales
Family: Vitaceae
Genus: Ampelocissus
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Botria Lour.[2]

Ampelocissus (suan lian teng shu in Chinese[1]) is a genus of Vitaceae having 90 or more species found variously in tropical Africa, Asia, Central America, and Oceania.[3] The type species, A. latifolia, was originally treated under its basionym, Vitis latifolia, and was collected from the Indian subcontinent.[1][4][5]

Species of Ampelocissus are herbaceous or woody, hermaphroditic or polygamo-dioecious flowering plants with tendrils for climbing. Fruits are grape-like berries having 1-4 seeds. Their diploid chromosomal number is 40 (2n=40).[3]

Selected species

With the exception of A. asekii,[6] the following list is based according to The Plant List (as of August 2013), although not all species with full confidence:[7]


Botanical Name


Higher Taxa



Map showing distribution of observations of Ampelocissus.

End Notes


  • Planchon, J.E.}} ( (1884) La Vigne Américaine (et la Viticulture en Europe); sa culture, son avenir en Europe 8(1): 371–372.
  • "gen". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) online database. Retrieved 08-Apr-12.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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  2. "Name - !Ampelocissus Planch. synonyms". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved March 16, 2009. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ampelocissus". Flora of China . Retrieved August 14, 2009. 
  4. Chen, I; Manchester, S.R. (September 2007). "Seed morphology of modern and fossil Ampelocissus (Vitaceae) and implications for phytogeography". American Journal of Botany 94 (9): 1534–1553. doi:10.3732/ajb.94.9.1534. Retrieved November 15, 2009. 
  5. GRIN (August 22, 2006). "Ampelocissus latifolia information from ARS/GRIN". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved November 15, 2009. 
  6. 9px This article incorporates text from a scholarly publication published under a copyright license that allows anyone to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute the materials in any form for any purpose: Please check the source for the exact licensing terms.
  7. "Search for "Ampelocissus"", The Plant List, retrieved 18 August 2013