Hedera L.
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 202. 1753. (1 May 1753)

This taxon is accepted by Araliaceae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

General Description

Woody vines, evergreen, hermaphroditic or andromonoecious, creeping or climbing by aerial roots, unarmed. Leaves simple, entire or coarsely lobed, those of fertile shoots differentiated; stipules absent. Inflorescence a terminal, compact raceme of umbels, or occasionally umbels solitary. Pedicels not articulate below ovary. Calyx subentire or 5-toothed. Petals 5, valvate. Stamens 5. Ovary 5-carpellate; styles united into a short column. Fruit a drupe, globose. Seeds ovoid; endosperm ruminate.

"Sep 5, very short; pet 5, fleshy, green; stamens 5; ovary usually 5-locular; style 1; fr a berry-like drupe with 2–5 pyrenes; unarmed, woody vine, climbing by numerous adventitious roots, with firm, evergreen, simple lvs and small fls in solitary or racemosely arranged umbels. 15, mainly Eurasia."


 Information From

World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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