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Vid Silvestre

Name for the vine species Vitis labrusca; look there.

One of about 30 American species or Wild vines with complete botanical name Vitis labrusca L.. It was described in 1753 by the Swedish naturalist Carl von Linné (1707-1778) in its new nomenclature (L. refers to him in the botanical name). He referred, however, to the already described in 1623 as "Vitis sylvestris virginiana" description of the Swiss botanist Caspar Bauhin (1560-1624). It is the longest known American wild grape. Already at the beginning of the 17th century was in the USA unsuccessfully attempted by pioneers to gain edible wine from it. It forms together with the two species Vitis mustangensis and Vitis shuttleworthii the group Labruscae.

Vitis labrusca - grapes

Over time there have been a number of name changes, so confusingly many ancient botanical names appear in ancient sources. These are, for example, Vitis blandii Prince, Vitis Canina Raf., Vitis catawba Hort., Vitis ferruginga Raf., Vitis labrusca var. Subeden tata Fernald, Vitis labrusca var. Typica Rule, Vitis latifolia Raf., Vitis luteola Raf., Vitis sylvestris virginiana Bauh, Vitis taurina Walter, Vitis vinifera sylvestris americana Pluk, Vitis vinifera var. Labrusca Kuntze and Vitis vulpina Marshall. Trivial synonyms include Black Fox, Concord Grape, Fox Grape, Niagara Grape, Northern Fox Grape, Northern Muscadine, Parra Brava, Parron, Skunk Grape, Swamp...

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