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Vitis
Temporal range: 60Ma
Paleocene- Recent
Vitis californica with fruit
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Vitales
Family: Vitaceae
Genus: Vitis
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Species
  • Vitis vinifera
  • Vitis acerifolia
  • Vitis aestivalis
  • Vitis amazonica
  • Vitis amurensis
  • Vitis arizonica
  • Vitis berlandieri
  • Vitis californica
  • Vitis × champinii
  • Vitis cinerea
  • Vitis coignetiae
  • Vitis × doaniana
  • Vitis girdiana
  • Vitis labrusca
  • Vitis lincecumii
  • Vitis munsoniana
  • Vitis muscadinia
  • Vitis mustangensis
  • Vitis × novae-angliae
  • Vitis palmata
  • Vitis riparia
  • Vitis rotundifolia
  • Vitis rupestris
  • Vitis shuttleworthii
  • Vitis tiliifolia

Vitis is a genus of about 60 species of vining plants in the flowering plant family Vitaceae. The genus is made up of species most often found in the Northern hemisphere. It is economically important as the source of grapes, both for direct consumption of the fruit and for fermentation to produce wine. The cultivation of grapevines is called viticulture. A farm or garden where grapes are grown is a vineyard.

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