One of the approximately 30 American species or Wild vines with the correct and full botanical name Vitis x bourquina Munson (the "x" indicates the fact of an intersection). It is about a hybrid from a cross between American wild grapes from Vitis aestivalis x Vitis cinerea, However, species such as Vitis acerifolia, Vitis candicans ( Vitis mustangensis ) and also Vitis vinifera called. Botanical synonyms or old names are Vitis aestivalis var. Bourquiniana Bailey, Vitis bourquina Munson ex Viala and Vitis bourquiniana Munson. Trivial synonyms are Aestivalis du Sud, Doan's Grape and Southern Summer Grape .
The Munson part of the name refers to the US botanist Thomas Volney Munson (1843-1903), who dealt intensively with this species. According to a hypothesis, varieties such as Herbemont and Jacquez (see history there) and also others already in hybridized form of Europe ( Madeira ) came to North America. But this is unlikely, because why should such crossings have been carried out in Europe in the middle of the 18th century. The plagues brought in only in the middle of the 19th century mildew and phylloxera were still unknown here at that time. The varieties occur mainly in the southern United States. See also under American vines and Vines systematics,