About 20-25 species of deciduous vines often having tendrils, branches have lenticels and white pith. Leaves opposite, simple or compound. Flowers small greenish, usually 5 parted, in long stalked clusters (cyme). Fruit a berry with 1-4 seeds. Native to North America and Asia.
Ampelopsis: from the Greek ampelos, grape, and opsis, appearance, a reference to its resemblance to grape vine.
Vitaceae (Grape Family)