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Woody vine; hairs stellate. Stem: juvenile stems climbing by aerial roots; flowering stems fewer, nonclimbing. Leaf: simple, evergreen; generally lobed on juvenile stems; ± entire on flowering stems; stipules 0. Fruit: berry, black [to yellow].
± 13 species: Europe, northern Africa, Asia. (Latin: sacred plant of Bacchus, god of wine) [Ackerfield & Wen 2003 Int J Plant Sci 163:593–602]

Key to Hedera

1. Leaves on juvenile stems <= 25 cm, unlobed to shallowly 3-lobed, lobes rounded to acute; hair red-orange, hair rays appressed, appearing peltate ..... H. canariensis

1' Leaves on juvenile stems <= 35 cm, palmately 3–5-lobed, lobes ± acute; hair white, hair rays spreading ..... H. helix


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