One of about 30 American species or Wild vines with the correct and complete botanical name Vitis x bourquina Munson (the "x" designates the fact of a hybrid). It is about a hybrid from a cross between American wild vines of Vitis aestivalis x Vitis cinerea, Other possible partners, however, are 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 name Munson refers to the US botanist Thomas Volney Munson (1843-1903), who dealt intensively with this species. According to a hypothesis, varieties like Herbemont and Jacquez (see the history there) and others already in a hybridized form of Europe ( Madeira ) to North America. This is unlikely, because why should such intersections have been carried out in Europe in the middle of the 18th century? The plagues introduced only in the middle of the 19th century mildew and phylloxera at this time were still unknown here. The varieties occur mainly in the southern United States. See also below American vines and Vines systematics,