Plant Genera


Hedera

Family Code: ARALIA
Genus Code: HEDER
Genus CN: ivy
Genus Authority: L.
Genus Summary: A genus of 5-15 species, vines, distributed from Mediterranean Europe west to e. Asia.
Genus Identification: Identification notes: The leaves of Hedera are dimorphic, sometimes confusing observers; "juvenile" leaves (those of the sterile branches) are about as wide as long and (in H. helix) palmately 3-5-lobed, those of the fertile branches (less commonly seen) are obovate or elliptic.
Genus References: Green, Ramsey, & Ramsey (2011)= R; Graham (1966)=Y; Stace (2010)=Z; Staff of the Bailey Hortorium (1976)=X; Ackerfield & Wen (2002)=Q; Frodin & Govaerts (2003)=V.
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