Vines have woody climbing stems, with alternate, entire or palmately lobed leaves, provided at the base with small stipules.
It is palmately-cleft, and exhibits seven' lobes at the margin.
It is a palmately-partite leaf, in which the lateral lobes are deeply divided.
- Palmately compound leaf of the Horse-chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum).
Resembling leaf-buds, and have protruding crimson stigmas; the minute inner bracts, by their enlargement, form the palmately lobed and cut involucre or husk of the nut.
Quinquefolia, Virginian creeper, a native of North America, introduced to Europe early in the 17th century, has palmately compound leaves with three to five leaflets.
Maples are for the most part trees with opposite, longstalked, palmately lobed leaves.
The latter are simple, or irregularly lobed in Ophioglossum, more or less compoundly pinnate in Botrychium and palmately pinnate in Helminthostachys.
Some few form trees of considerable stature destitute of tendrils, and with broad magnolia-like leaves in place of the more or less palmately-lobed leaves which are most generally met with in the order.