Soft-wooded or somewhat succulent deciduous climbers, bearing tendrils on the upper branches, opposite the leaf-scars. Stems somewhat angled; pith moderate, soon dividing into thin plates. Buds subglobose, solitary, sessile. Leaf-scars alternate, rounded; bundle-traces about a dozen, indistinct, in an ellipse; stipule-scars long and narrow.

Fig. 209. Ampelopsis arborea

Fig. 209. Ampelopsis arborea.

1. A. arborea (L.) Koehne. Pepper-Vine. High-climbing or bushy nearly glabrous snrub;stems nearly terete; tendrils rather few. Swampy woods, Florida to Texas, north to Maryland, Missouri, and Oklahoma (Fig. 209).