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16a. Vitis cinerea (Engelmann) Millardet var. cinerea

Vitis aestivalis Michaux var. canescens Engelmann; V. cinerea var. canescens (Engelmann) L. H. Bailey

Branchlets distinctly angled, densely hirtellous and arachnoid; nodes sometimes red-banded. Leaf blade apex acuminate, abaxial surface moderately arachnoid and hirtellous. Berries slightly glaucous. 2n = 38.

Flowering late May–Jun; fruiting Jul–Oct. Floodplains, lowland woods, pond and stream margins; 0–500 m; Ala., Ark., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Miss., Mo., Nebr., Okla., Tenn., Tex.

Variety cinerea is most common in rich bottomlands of the Mississippi River basin; in Texas, it is found only in the eastern part of the state, where it intergrades with var. helleri southwest of the Brazos River.


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