Vitis cinerea var. baileyana

(Munson) Comeaux

Castanea 52: 212. 1987

Common names: Possum grape
Basionyms: Vitis baileyana Munson Vitis baileyana, [ 1]. 1893
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 14.
Branchlets slightly angled, sparsely arachnoid, becoming glabrate, not evidently hirtellous; nodes usually red-banded. Leaf blade apex acute to acuminate, abaxial surfaces glabrous or sparsely arachnoid, usually not, sometimes very sparsely, hirtellous. Berries slightly glaucous.

Phenology: Flowering mid Jun–Jul; fruiting Jul–Oct.
Habitat: Moist soils, floodplains, lowland woods, stream and pond margins.
Elevation: 100–2000 m.


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Ala., Ga., Ind., Ky., Miss., N.C., Ohio, Pa., S.C., Tenn., Va., W.Va.


Variety baileyana is found in the Piedmont and mountains; it and var. floridana intergrade along the fall line between the Piedmont and coastal plain and may not be distinct.

Selected References


Lower Taxa


AuthorMichael O. Moore† + and Jun Wen +
Authority(Munson) Comeaux +
BasionymsVitis baileyana +
Common namePossum grape +
DistributionAla. +, Ga. +, Ind. +, Ky. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Va. + and W.Va. +
Elevation100–2000 m. +
HabitatMoist soils, floodplains, lowland woods, stream and pond margins. +
Illustration copyrightSmithsonian Institution +
IllustratorAlice Tangerini +
PhenologyFlowering mid Jun–Jul + and fruiting Jul–Oct. +
Publication titleCastanea +
Publication year1987 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V12/V12 181.xml +
Special statusEndemic +
SynonymsMuscadinia +
Taxon familyVitaceae +
Taxon nameVitis cinerea var. baileyana +
Taxon parentVitis cinerea +
Taxon rankvariety +
VolumeVolume 12 +