Botanical name (parthenos = virgin, kissos = ivy) of the deciduous, liana-like climbing plant with the German names Jungfernrebe, Mauerkatze, Mauerrebe, Mauerwein, Veitschi, Veitschrebe or Zaunrebe. It is one of the 12 genera within the grapevine family (Vitaceae) - as well as Vitis, to which the cultivated vines
counting. With the exception of the Vitis, all other genera are colloquially referred to as "wild wine". However, this may not be with the Wild vines
, which are equated to the wild form of cultivated vines. There are about 15 species that are native to the forests of the Himalayas, East Asia and North America. Mostly zwittrigen
Flowers may mature into dark blue or black solitary rather inedible berries.