Parthenocissus tricuspidata

Family (Traditional)Vitaceae
Species:Parthenocissus tricuspidata (Siebold & Zucc.) Planch.
Common NameBoston Ivy
Growth Habitvine - liana
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: vine - liana; Region of Origin: Asia; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 1; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: palmate; Leaflet Margins: crenate; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Berry; Fruit Wet/Dry: Wet; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: axillary; Inflorescence Types: corymb/cyme/umbel; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Basal; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Acer nikoense Acer nikoense
Vitis inconstans Vitis inconstans

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Campbell (KY), Fayette (KY), Jefferson (KY), Madison (KY), Hamilton (TN), Polk (TN), Washington (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, KNK, MEM, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1960 - 2011

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
UCHT019524 Polk Tennessee
Parthenocissus tricuspidata
APSC0120087 Jefferson Kentucky
Parthenocissus tricuspidata
APSC0013365 Polk Tennessee 14 Jun 2011 Joey Shaw, Dwayne Estes, Eugene Wofford, Sunny Hart, Emily Blyveis, Aaron Floden, and Rob Shepard.
Parthenocissus tricuspidata
UCHT036289 Polk Tennessee
Parthenocissus tricuspidata
UCHT019525 Hamilton Tennessee
Parthenocissus tricuspidata
MEM003431 Fayette Kentucky 25 Oct 1960 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
Parthenocissus tricuspidata
BEREA022667 Madison Kentucky
Parthenocissus tricuspidata
31973000014255 Campbell Kentucky 01 Sep 1994 Thieret, John
Parthenocissus tricuspidata
TENN-V-0183348 Washington Tennessee
Parthenocissus tricuspidata
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