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);
NW. India (Morni Hills), Nepal to Central China and W. Malesia: Assam, Bangladesh, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Pakistan, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO;
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.[1] 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)


SK693 02 AUG-2017:ID : 15 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Location: Nagarkot, Nepal Altitude:6600 ft. 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.

Please validate.

Pl. check other Cayratia species available in efi at–-z/v/vitaceae/cayratia

No match I guess !


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 feel more closer to Parthenocissus semicordata than Cayratia trifolia
Pl. check.

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.
July-August 2016
6 images.

Superb images!!!


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)
Parthenocissus semicordata Manali, 23-10-2009


Climber from Sikkim for ID please. : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
I have only one photo of this plant. I thought it to be a Vitaceae. It was found growing at Fambonglho WLS, East Sikkim in subtropical forests at about 6500 feet altitude, flowering and fruiting in June – October.  Identification requested.

The species definitely belong to vitaceae family. The genus could be parthenocissus. You need to confirm though..

Thank you very much Sir.
It is Parthenocissus semicordata of the Vitaceae.
Field data:
Large deciduous climbers.
Fl. & Fr. : May – July.
Local name: Nep.: Charchare.
Habitat: Scarce on rocks and scrub, often along river banks and in Quereus forests at 1800 – 2550 m altitudes.


SK 3816 23 July 2023: 3 images.

Location: Taplejung, East Nepal 
Date: July 2023
Elevation: 1200 m.
Habit : Wild
Images sent by a friend, Mr. Sajan Subedi!
Parthenocissus  ??

Yes, the following is a possibility:

leaves in the images are not clear for observation to confirm the species sir
can we have a close picture is possible