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Vitis labrusca

One of about 30 American species or wild vines with the full botanical name Vitis labrusca L.. It was already described in 1753 by the Swedish natural scientist Carl von Linné (1707-1778) in his new nomenclature (the L. in the botanical name refers to him). However, he referred to the description of the Swiss botanist Caspar Bauhin (1560-1624), which was already in 1623 as "Vitis sylvestris virginiana". Vitis labrusca is the longest known American wild vine. Already at the beginning of the 17th century, pioneers in the USA tried unsuccessfully to make edible wine from it. Together with the two species Vitis mustangensis and Vitis shuttleworthii it forms the group Labruscae.

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