Parthenocissus semicordata (Wall.) Planch., Monogr. Phan. 5: 451 1887 (Syn: Ampelopsis himalayana Royle (unresolved); Parthenocissus cuspidifera var. pubifolia C.L. Li; Parthenocissus himalayana (Royle) Planch.; Parthenocissus himalayana var. rubrifolia (H. Lév. & Vaniot) Gagnep.; Parthenocissus himalayana var. vestita (Royle) Hand.-Mazz.; Parthenocissus semicordata var. rubrifolia (H. Lév. & Vaniot) C.L. Li; Parthenocissus semicordata var. semicordata ; Psedera himalayana (Royle) C.K. Schneid.; Vitis himalayana (Royle) Brandis; Vitis himalayana var. semicordata (Wall.) Wall.; Vitis himalayana var. semicordata (Wall.) M.A. Lawson; Vitis rubrifolia H. Lév. & Vaniot; Vitis semicordata Wall.; Vitis semicordata var. himalayana (Royle) Kurz ex Hance);
Common name: Himalayan Woodbine, Virginia Creeper
Parthenocissus semicordata (Wall) Planch. 1811 (synonym: P. himalayana) is a creeper related to the grapevine family. It is a native plant of the Himalaya. Its name is derived from Latin ‘corda’ meaning heart.
P.semicordata can grow in pots or on slopes. It is propagated from seeds or cuttings.
P. semicordata is a vigorous climber. It grows three leaves. Like most of the species of Parthenocissus it uses suction cups to hold itself to walls or trees. It has small fruit which look like grapes and are dark blue, almost black when ripe.
(From Wikipedia on 13.11.14)
Climber from Sikkim for ID please. : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
The species definitely belong to vitaceae family. The genus could be parthenocissus. You need to confirm though..
Thank you very much Sir.
SK693 02 AUG-2017:ID : 15 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Location: Nagarkot, Nepal
Date: 20 June 2017
Yes, Vitaceae member
In the absence of opened flower I guess it is Cayratia trifolia (L.)Domin
Looks like matching with Cayratia thomsonii (M. A. Lawson) Suess.
Does not match with images & illustration of Yua thomsonii var. thomsonii (syn. Cayratia thomsonii (M. A. Lawson) Suessenguth) at
Could it be Cayratia trifolia (L.) Domin ??
But elevation does not match.
Pl. check other Cayratia species available in efi at
No match I guess !
Parthenocissus semicordata (Wall.) Planch. ??
Thanks, …, for the id.
Yes to me also appear close to images at Parthenocissus semicordata
Thank you …! Nepali Names : बाख्रे लहरा Baakhre Laharaa / चर्चरे Charchare / परेनु Parenu
Same location on 21 August 2018
Attachments (5) – around 500 kb ea
Altitude: 1570 m.
Date: 14 September 2019
Habit : Wild
Cayratia trifolia (L.) Domin ??
First impression is cayratia trifolia. Even fruits look like it !
in India we have an abundance of “benign” three leaved plants and trees. yes seems so, … is on right track. unlike the three leaved vines that are toxic, in the west
I shall wait for fruits to ripen.
What vine/ABNOV03 : 6 posts by 4 authors. 3 images.
This wild creeper has draped our cedars and other trees in warm autumnal colours. What vine is this?
Mountain slopes around Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
06 November 2014
Parthenocissus semicordata (Vitaceae).
looks like Virginia creeper, but does not quite make it.
I am glad … knows the plant… no wonder looks different, this is the himalayan variety.. even the fall colors are different not just the leaf anatomy.
Parthenocissus semicordata has become a menace in Devdar Forests these days.
no wonder it did not quite fit the bill for virginnia creeper
I am glad to know it identity is different
I am slowly getting to edit my pictures from the past months. Here are flowers and fruits of Parthenocissus semicordata I had intended to share earlier.
Winter Colours/ABDEC31 : 4 posts by 3 authors. 1 correct image of this species as above.
Idling about in the cold chilly morning today I found comfort in the warm autumn/winter colours of these plants. I thought I will share these with you. All photos were taken on my phone. As always, please correct me if I have misidentified any of these.
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
16 December 2014
4. Himalayan Woodbine (Parthenocissus semicordata)
Parthenocissus semicordata (Wall.) Planch. : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)- 1 mb each.
Location: Sundarijal, Kathmandu
Date: 30 September 2019
Elevation: 1930 m.
Habit : Wild
Attachments (1)- 6 mb.
Parthenocissus semicordata from Manali-GS13102020-2 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)