Vitis cinerea var. baileyana

(Munson) Comeaux

Castanea 52: 212. 1987.

Common names: Possum grape
Basionym: Vitis baileyana Munson Vitis baileyana, [ 1]. 1893
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 14.

Branchlets slightly angled, sparsely arachnoid, becoming glabrate, not evidently hirtellous; nodes usually red-banded. Leaf blade apex acute to acuminate, abaxial surfaces glabrous or sparsely arachnoid, usually not, sometimes very sparsely, hirtellous. Berries slightly glaucous.

Phenology: Flowering mid Jun–Jul; fruiting Jul–Oct.
Habitat: Moist soils, floodplains, lowland woods, stream and pond margins.
Elevation: 100–2000 m.


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Ala., Ga., Ind., Ky., Miss., N.C., Ohio, Pa., S.C., Tenn., Va., W.Va.


Variety baileyana is found in the Piedmont and mountains; it and var. floridana intergrade along the fall line between the Piedmont and coastal plain and may not be distinct.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Michael O. Moore† +  and Jun Wen +
(Munson) Comeaux +
Vitis baileyana +
Possum grape +
Ala. +, Ga. +, Ind. +, Ky. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Va. +  and W.Va. +
100–2000 m. +
Moist soils, floodplains, lowland woods, stream and pond margins. +
Flowering mid Jun–Jul +  and fruiting Jul–Oct. +
Muscadinia +
Vitis cinerea var. baileyana +
Vitis cinerea +
variety +