Hedera helix L.

 
  • Family : ARALIACEAE
    (GINSENG or ARALIA or IVY FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Araliaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hedera helix L.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Grown for their handsome persistant foliages
  • Key identification features : Climbers, extensive, upto 20 m long, evergreen, climbing by means of numerous extra axillary adhesive rootlets. Leaves dimorphic; those of the sterile shoots broadly ovate-triangular, coriaceous, 3-5 lobed, those of the fertile shoots ovate, tapering at the base. Inflorescence an umbel, yellowish-green. Flowers greenish.
  • Flower, Fruit : November-April
  • Literature : N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2. pp. 111-112. Botanical survey of India, Govt. Of India.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Hedera helix. Downloaded on 23 August 2019.

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