Species profile

Genus Vitis
Species V. riparia
Common name Riverbank Grape
Distribution Canada and the central and northeastern parts of America
Chromosome number 2n = 38
Morphological Description

Plants usually moderate to high climbing, sometimes sprawling, sparsely branched. Branches: bark exfoliating in shreds; nodal diaphragms to 0.5 mm thick; branchlets terete, glabrous or sparsely hirtellous, growing tips enveloped by unfolding leaves, glabrous or sparsely hairy; tendrils along length of branchlets, persistent, branched, tendrils (or inflorescences) at only 2 consecutive nodes; nodes not red-banded. Leaves: stipules 3–5 mm; petiole 1/2 to ± equaling blade; blade cordate, 6–20 cm, 3-shouldered to shallowly 3-lobed, apex short acuminate, abaxial surface not glaucous, glabrate, visible through hairs, veins and vein axils hirtellous, adaxial surface glabrous. Inflorescences (4–)9–12 cm. Flowers functionally unisexual. Berries black, heavily glaucous, globose, 8–12 mm diam., skin separating from pulp; lenticels absent.

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Author Title Journal Year PMID
Girollet N , et al. De novo phased assembly of the Vitis riparia grape genome. Scientific Data  2019 31324816
Liang Z, et al. Whole-genome resequencing of 472 Vitis accessions for grapevine diversity and demographic history analyses Nature Communications  2019 30867414