Ampelopsis megalophylla

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Ampelopsis megalophylla (Veitch) Diels & Gilg

Vitaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   6

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: elliptic

Division: bipinnate

Shape: not specified
Fruit: berry

134B / 229143 

Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Vitanae
Ordo:
Vitales

Ampelopsis megalophylla is a climber.

Naming

Ampelopsis megalophylla was described by Friedrich Ludwig Emil Diels and Ernest Friedrich Gilg in 1900. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Ampelopsis megalophylla is a species in the genus Ampelopsis which contains approximately 40 to 58 species and belongs to the family of the Vitaceae (Grape Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 9 to 10 metres.

Leaves

Ampelopsis megalophylla is deciduous. The bipinnate leaves are alternate. The elliptic leaflets are dentate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Ampelopsis megalophylla produces cymes of green flowers from May to August.

The climbers carry ornamental berries in summer.

Root System

Distribution

Ampelopsis megalophylla is native to West China.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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