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2. Vitis Linn., Sp. Pl. 202. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5.95. 1754; Benth. & Hook. f., Gen Pl. 1:387. 1862; Lawson in Hook. F., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:645. 1875; Cooke, Fl. Bomb . Pres. 1:263.1902; Talbot, For. Fl. Bomb. Pres. Sind. 1:306.1911; Collet, Fl. Simlensis ed.2.93.1921; Parker, For. Fl. Punj.ed. 2.93.1924.


Shrubby climbers, deciduous or evergreen, mostly climbing by tendrils, usually branched. Leaves simple or palmately compound, 3-9 foliolate, often variously lobed, rarely pinnatifid, Inflorescence leaf opposed. Flowers 5-merous, pedicellate, polygamous dioecious, rarely bisexual. Hypanthium cupular slightly lobed or toothed. Petals 5(-7) cohering at the apex (calyptrate) and falling off as a single unit after anthesis. Stamens 5(-7) inserted at the base of hypogynous disc, usually lobed, Ovary 2-locular; style short, conical, stigma slightly bibbed or dialated; loculi 2-ovulate; berry ovoid or globose, pulpy, usually edible, 2-4 seeded. Seed mostly pyriform with beaked base.

A genus of 60-70 species, distributed mostly in temperate region of Northern hemisphere; tropics and substopics of Asia, Africa. N. America and Polynesia, represented here by following 3 species.

1 Underside of the leaves, petiole and inflorescence woolly tomentose   1 Vitis jacquemontii
+ Underside of the leaves, petiole and inflorescence pubescent, glabrous or glabrescent   (2)
2 (1) Stipules oval. Inflorescence equal or slightly shorter than peduncles   3 Vitis parvifolia
+ Stipules not oval, Inflorescence longer than peduncles   2 Vitis vinifera

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