African Plant Database

Vitis vinifera L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 202 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Vitis
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vitis vinifera L. subsp. vinifera
Taxon infra-specific
Vitis vinifera subsp. sylvestris (C. C. Gmel.) Hegi (1925)
Vitis vinifera L. subsp. vinifera
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous woody climber or trailer with leaf-opposed tendrils or inflorescences; leaves entire to deeply palmately lobed, cordiform, 4-17x5-16 cm, dentate, apex acute; flowers in dense pyramidal panicles 5-20 cm long; berry ellipsoid-round,[…]
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Ecology : Among the first fruit crops to be cultivated (Gerrath & Poluszny in Canad. J. Bot. 85/8: III-IV, 2007).
  In Africa cultivated for many centuries in higher areas (in E. Africa 1800-2100 m alt.) – “is not at its best in tropical climates” (Verdcourt, Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Vitaceae: 1, 1993).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Battandier, J.A & L.C. Trabut (1888). Flore de l'Algérie [Dicot] 1(1): 171  
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 2: 477 (1932).  
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 2: 620 (1963).
  • Fl. Eur. 2: 246 (1968).
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] 1: 494 (1979).
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1980). Flora of Libya. 83: 1
  • VALDES, B., S. TALAVERA & E. FERNANDEZ-GALIANO (ed.) (1987). Flora Vascular de Andalucía Occidental, vol. 2 Ketres 2: 246 
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see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°123986 modified 2007-02-02
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