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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 202. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: S. NAZIMUDDIN AND M. QAISER
General/Distribution: A genus of 60-70 species, distributed mostly in temperate region of Northern hemisphere; tropics and substopics of Asia, Africa. N. America and Polynesia, represented here by following 3 species.

 

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Shrubby climbers, deciduous or evergreen, mostly climbing by tendrils, usually branched. Leaves simple or palmately compound, 3-9 foliolate, often variously lobed, rarely pinnatifid, Inflorescence leaf opposed. Flowers 5-merous, pedicellate, polygamous dioecious, rarely bisexual. Hypanthium cupular slightly lobed or toothed. Petals 5(-7) cohering at the apex (calyptrate) and falling off as a single unit after anthesis. Stamens 5(-7) inserted at the base of hypogynous disc, usually lobed, Ovary 2-locular; style short, conical, stigma slightly bibbed or dialated; loculi 2-ovulate; berry ovoid or globose, pulpy, usually edible, 2-4 seeded. Seed mostly pyriform with beaked base.
 

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1 Underside of the leaves, petiole and inflorescence pubescent, glabrous or glabrescent (2)
+ Underside of the leaves, petiole and inflorescence woolly tomentose 1 Vitis jacquemontii
2 (1) Stipules not oval, Inflorescence longer than peduncles 2 Vitis vinifera
+ Stipules oval. Inflorescence equal or slightly shorter than peduncles 3 Vitis parvifolia
 
 
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