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Ampelopsis heterophylla var. brevipedunculata
Synonyms: Ampelopsis brevipedunculata; Ampelopsis glandulosa var. brevipedunculata; Ampelopsis heterophylla var. amurensis; Cissus brevipedunculata; Cissus humulifolia var. brevipedunculata; Vitis brevipedunculata
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (syn. Vitis heterophylla Thunb.), with common names creeper, porcelain berry, Amur peppervine, and wild grape, is an ornamental plant, native to temperate areas of Asia. \tIt is generally similar to, and potentially confused with, grape species (genus Vitis) and other Ampelopsis species.The unusual blue color of the berries is due to an anthocyanidins-flavonols copigmentation phenomenon.Ampelopsin A, B and C are stilbene oligomers found in A.
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata is a deciduous, climbing vine of the grape family. It is a hardy species that can adapt to a variety of environmental conditions, growing especially well in moist soils exposed to full sunlight or partial shade. It is however drought-tolerant and adaptable to poor soils of varying pH. In spite of its aggressiveness, it continues to be spread via the horticultural trade. Birds and other small mammals disperse its seeds, and evidence exists that water acts as a secondary method of dispersal.
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