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Vigne Cotonneuse

Name for the grape species Vitis labrusca; look there.

One of the approximately 30 American species or Wild vines with full botanical name Vitis labrusca L.. It was already described in 1753 by the Swedish naturalist Carl von Linné (1707-1778) in his new nomenclature (the L. in the botanical name refers to him). However, he referred to the description of the Swiss botanist Caspar, which was made in 1623 as "Vitis sylvestris virginiana" Bauhin (1560-1624). It is the longest known American wild grape. Already at the beginning of the 17th century United States unsuccessfully tried by pioneers to produce edible wine. It forms together with the two species Vitis mustangensis and Vitis shuttleworthii the group Labruscae.

Vitis labrusca - grapes

There have been several name changes over time, so confusingly many different botanical names appear in old 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 Regel, 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 Grape, Vid...

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