4909.000 Vitis L. - Grapevines

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Lianas, woody, usually bark shedding. Stipules usually caducous. Tendrils leaf opposed, usually bifurcate. Leaves simples, often lobed, sometimes palmately compound. Inflorescence thyrses; flowers 5-merous; calyx saucer shaped; sepals minute; petals united at apex and shed as a cap at anthesis; stamens opposite to petals. Fruit berries, globose, 2-4 seeded. Seeds obovoid.

Derivation of name: The Latin name for the grapevine.

Worldwide: Species 60; mostly in temperate regions, extending to sub-tropical.

Mozambique: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Vitis

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Vitis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vitis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Vitis
Wikipedia: Vitis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vitis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vitis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Vitis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2129, retrieved 23 March 2023

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