Ampelopsis arborea

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Ampelopsis arborea
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John R. Gwaltney, Southeastern
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Tracheophyta - Vascular plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Vitales
Family: Vitaceae
Genus: Ampelopsis
Species: A. arborea
Binomial name
Ampelopsis arborea
(L.) Koehne
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Natural range of Ampelopsis arborea from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common name: Peppervine

Taxonomic notes

Synonym: Ampelopsis arborea (Linnaeus) Koehne





In the Coastal Plain in Florida, A. arborea can be found in river floodplains, wax myrtle thickets, hedgerows, coastal scrub savannas, and calcareous banks of drainage ditches.[1] Associated species include Vitis rotundifolia, Juniperus virginiana, Ilex vomitoria, Ilex cassine, Bumelia lanuginosa, and wax myrtle.[1]


Ampelopsis arborea has been observed to flower between June and July.[2]


The following Hymenoptera families and species were observed visiting flowers of Ampelopsis arborea at Archbold Biological Station:[3]

Leucospididae: Leucospis robertsoni, L.slossonae

Pompilidae: Sericopompilus apicalis

Sphecidae: Cerceris flavofasciata floridensis, Isodontia auripes, I.exornata, Larra bicolor, Pseudoplisus smithii floridanus, Sphex ichneumoneus, Tanyoprymnus moneduloides

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: Last accessed: October 2015. Collectors: R.K. Godfrey, R.F. Doren, R. Komarek, Loran Anderson. States and Counties: Florida: Gadsden, Leon, Wakulla, Franklin. Compiled by Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.
  2. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. Accessed: 7 DEC 2016
  3. Deyrup, M.A. 2015. Database of observations of Hymenoptera visitations to flowers of plants on Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.