One of about 30 American species or Wild vines with complete botanical name Vitis acerifolia Raf. It was first described in 1830 by the French polymath Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltz (1783-1840), who is for this reason immortalized in the botanical name. Together with the species Vitis riparia and Vitis rupestris she forms the group Ripariae. Old names are Vitis longii after the discoverer Colonel Long and Vitis solonis , which presumably on an incorrectly read designation of a bundle of sent to Europe cuttings declining.
The name means "maple-leaved vine". Trivial synonyms are Bush Grape, Long's Grape, Maple Leaf Grape and Panhandle Grape. The vine is in some western US states such as Kansas and Colorado, as well as in the north Texas spread in the so-called panhandle area. There it mainly occurs along rivers, in gorges and in marshes, which is why it is also referred to as swamp fry . It overgrows cliffs and shrubs, but rarely climbs trees.
She has a very good one resistance against the phylloxera and viral transmitters nematodes, Although it has no inherent resistance to vine disease Pierce Disease she is hardly affected. Presumably, the virus-transmitting cicada is prevented by the hairy leaves. The early ripening vine yields colorful, low-acid red wines without Foxton, It is mainly called table grape and for documents used. Vitis acerifolia genes are in the new varieties Dr. Deckerrebe. Solonis and Vincent contain. See also below American vines and Vines systematics,