Vitis veitchii

rwhitehead at cix.compulink.co.uk rwhitehead at cix.compulink.co.uk
Mon Sep 20 06:50:39 EST 1999


In article <7s558e$3j2$1 at unlisys.unlisys.net>, mary.pepchinski at snafu.de 
(Kiem/Pepchinski) wrote:

> in a drawing from 1915 I found the plantname "Vitis veitchii"

The nearest I can find is Boston Ivy -- Parthenocissus veitchii or 
Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitchii'. The other "veitchii" plants are a 
bamboo, a fir and a magnolia.

Although "Vitis" means "vine", it is applied to various scrambling plants.  
Clematis vitalba, or Traveller's Joy, for instance, used to be called Vitis 
sylvestris. I suspect that's what's happened here.

Regards,
 
Roger
 
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Roger Whitehead,
Oxted, Surrey, England



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