Vitis cinerea var. floridana


Rev. Vitic. 6: 424. 1896.

Common names: Simpson's grape
Synonyms: Vitis aestivalis subsp. divergens W. M. Rogers V. aestivalis subsp. sola (L. H. Bailey) W. M. Rogers V. austrina Small V. simpsonii Munson V. sola L. H. Bailey
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 14. Mentioned on page 13.

Branchlets slightly angled, sparsely to densely arachnoid, not evidently hirtellous; nodes usually not red-banded, sometimes so. Leaf blade apex acuminate, abaxial surface sparsely to densely arachnoid, usually not, sometimes very sparsely, hirtellous. Berries slightly glaucous.

Phenology: Flowering late May–Jun; fruiting Jul–Oct.
Habitat: Floodplains, lowland woods, stream banks, marsh and pond margins.
Elevation: 0–100 m.


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Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Md., Miss., N.C., S.C., Va.


Variety floridana is found on the coastal plain and intergrades with var. baileyana along the fall line at the edge of the Piedmont. Some workers recognized it at the species rank as Vitis simpsonii (for example, L. H. Bailey 1934; D. B. Ward 2006b), despite the confusion on the name by Munson; see discussions in B. L. Comeaux and P. R. Fantz (1987). It is sometimes confused with V. aestivalis; see discussion under that species.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Michael O. Moore† +  and Jun Wen +
Munson +
Vitis aestivalis var. cinerea +
Simpson's grape +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Md. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, S.C. +  and Va. +
0–100 m. +
Floodplains, lowland woods, stream banks, marsh and pond margins. +
Flowering late May–Jun +  and fruiting Jul–Oct. +
Rev. Vitic. +
Vitis aestivalis subsp. divergens +, V. aestivalis subsp. sola +, V. austrina +, V. simpsonii +  and V. sola +
Vitis cinerea var. floridana +
Vitis cinerea +
variety +