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Vitis rotundifolia

One of around 30 American species or wild vines with the full botanical name Vitis rotundifolia Michx. The name honours the French botanist André Michaux (1746-1802). It is the only species of the Muscadinia vine subgenus. It therefore does not belong to the Vitis subgenus like the other American and Asian species and the European varieties of the Vitis vinifera species. Strictly speaking, it should therefore be called Muscadinia rotundifolia. In most scientific sources, however, the name Vitis ritundifolia is used. Trivial synonyms are Bird Grape, Bullace Grape, Bullit Grape, Currant Grape, Muscadine Grape, Roanoke, Southern Fox Grape and Vigne Musquée.

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