One of the approximately 30 American species or Wild vines with full botanical name Vitis acerifolia Raf. It was first described in 1830 by the French universal scholar Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltz (1783-1840), who is therefore immortalized in the botanical name. Together with the species Vitis riparia and Vitis rupestris it forms the group Ripariae. Old names are Vitis longii after the discoverer Colonel Long as well as Vitis solonis , which is probably due to an incorrectly read name of a bundle 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 found in some western US states such as Kansas and Colorado, as well as in the north Texas widespread in the so-called panhandle area. There it occurs mainly along rivers, in gorges and in swampy landscapes, which is why it is also known as swamp vine . It grows over rocks and bushes, but rarely climbs trees.
It has a very good one resistance against the phylloxera and virus-spreading nematodes, Although they have no inherent (inherent) resistance to the vine disease Pierce Disease possesses, it is hardly affected. The viral cicada species is believed to be blocked by the hairy leaves. The early-ripening vine produces colorful, low-acid red wines without Foxton, It is mostly used as table grape and for documents used. Vitis acerifolia genes are in the new breeds Dr. Deckerrebe. Solonis and Vincent contain. See also under American vines and Vines systematics,