Vitis cinerea var. helleri

(L. H. Bailey) M. O. Moore

Sida 14: 352. 1991.

Common names: Little mountain or Spanish grape uva cimarrona
Basionym: Vitis cordifolia var. helleri L. H. Bailey in A. Gray et al., Syn. Fl. N. Amer. 1(1,2): 424. 1897
Synonyms: V. berlandieri Planchon V. cinerea var. berlandieri (Planchon) Comeaux V. helleri (L. H. Bailey) Small
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 14. Mentioned on page 13.

Branchlets slightly angled, arachnoid, not hirtellous; nodes usually not red-banded. Leaf blade apex acute, abaxial surface sparsely hirtellous and arachnoid to glabrate. Berries moderately to heavily glaucous. 2n = 38.

Phenology: Flowering May–Jun; fruiting Aug–Oct.
Habitat: Canyons, limestone slopes, floodplains.
Elevation: 100–700 m.


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Tex., Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas).


Variety helleri in the flora area is most common on the Edwards Plateau but found also in the Cross Timbers and Prairies region and the Blackland Prairie. It has more compact and shorter infructescences, more glaucous fruits than the other varieties, and may be more appropriately recognized at the species rank as Vitis berlandieri.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Michael O. Moore† +  and Jun Wen +
(L. H. Bailey) M. O. Moore +
Vitis cordifolia var. helleri +
Little mountain or Spanish grape +  and uva cimarrona +
Tex. +, Mexico (Coahuila +, Nuevo León +  and Tamaulipas). +
100–700 m. +
Canyons, limestone slopes, floodplains. +
Flowering May–Jun +  and fruiting Aug–Oct. +
V. berlandieri +, V. cinerea var. berlandieri +  and V. helleri +
Vitis cinerea var. helleri +
Vitis cinerea +
variety +