Vitis acerifolia


Med. Fl. 2: 130, plate 99, fig. C. 1830.

Common names: Bush or panhandle or mapleleaf grape
Synonyms: Vitis cordifolia var. solonis Planchon V. longii Prince V. longii var. microsperma (Munson) L. H. Bailey V. nuevomexicana Lemmon ex Munson V. solonis (Planchon) Engelmann ex Millardet V. solonis var. microsperma Munson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 11. Mentioned on page 6.

Plants low to moderately high climbing, much branched. Branches: bark tardily exfoliating in plates; nodal diaphragms to 0.5(–1) mm thick; branchlets terete, whitish arachnoid or glabrate, growing tips enveloped by unfolding leaves, sparsely to densely hairy; tendrils along length of branchlets, soon deciduous if not attached to support, branched, tendrils (or inflorescences) at only 2 consecutive nodes; nodes not red-banded. Leaves: stipules 3–6 mm; petiole 1/2–2/3 blade; blade broadly cordate, 7–12 cm, usually 3-shouldered to shallowly 3-lobed, apex usually short acuminate, abaxial surface not glaucous, sparsely arachnoid to glabrate, visible through hairs, veins sparsely hirtellous, adaxial surface slightly arachnoid to glabrate. Inflorescences 3–7(–9) cm. Flowers functionally unisexual. Berries black, heavily glaucous, globose, 8–12 mm diam., skin separating from pulp; lenticels absent. 2n = 38.

Phenology: Flowering Apr–May; fruiting Jul–Aug.
Habitat: Stream and riverbanks, prairie ravines, alluvial floodplain woodlands, dunes, rocky slopes, fencerows.
Elevation: 200–2300 m.


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Colo., Kans., N.Mex., Okla., Tex.


Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Michael O. Moore† +  and Jun Wen +
Rafinesque +
Bush or panhandle or mapleleaf grape +
Colo. +, Kans. +, N.Mex. +, Okla. +  and Tex. +
200–2300 m. +
Stream and riverbanks, prairie ravines, alluvial floodplain woodlands, dunes, rocky slopes, fencerows. +
Flowering Apr–May +  and fruiting Jul–Aug. +
Vitis cordifolia var. solonis +, V. longii +, V. longii var. microsperma +, V. nuevomexicana +, V. solonis +  and V. solonis var. microsperma +
Vitis acerifolia +
Vitis subg. Vitis +
species +