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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Ampelopsis

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core eudicots > Family: Vitaceae

About 25 species, native to Asia and North America. Most are woody, deciduous shrubs but some grow as shrubs. Two species are grown as a garden ornamental in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Ampelopsis heterophylla

[= Ampelopsis brevicaudata]

Native to Japan, China and Korea


Ampelopsis humulifolia

Native to Japan and Korea.


Herbivores in southern Africa