USDA ARS United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area

Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)

  GRIN Taxonomy for Plants
Jump to economic impacts  Jump to distribution  Jump to references  Jump to links to other online resources  Jump to images

***Please tell us why you value GRIN Taxonomy***

Taxon: Vitis blancoi Munson

Genus: Vitis subgenus: Vitis
Family: Vitaceae subfamily: Vitoideae
Nomen number: 316305
Place of publication: Gard. & Forest 3:474-475. 1890 "Blancoii" (emend. Sida 19:126. 2000)
  • epithet in honor of Sr. Luciano (not Luciana) Blanco
  • a brief diagnosis of V. blancoi appears on p. 475 (second column)
Name verified on: 09-Jan-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 29-Aug-2014
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis (DAV).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of wine grape   (based on affinities to V. tiliifolia fide Cepag & Vignobl 81. 1988)

Distributional range:

    Northern Mexico: Mexico - San Luis Potosi
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco [type locality], Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla


  • Bailey, L. H. 1934. The species of grapes peculiar to North America. Gentes Herbarum 3:205.
  • Comoeaux, V. L. & J. Lu. 2000. Distinction between Vitis blancoi and V. cinerea var. tomentosa (Vitaceae). Sida 19:123–131. [it clarified the circumscription of Vitis blancoi for plants "from southern Mexico and having large stipules"; it proposed close affinities to the "western series Occidentales Munson"].
  • Galet, P. 1988. Les vignes américaines. In: Galet, P., Cépages et vignobles de France. 2nd ed. Montpellier, France 1:81. [this study comments that phenological characters of this species are comparable to those in V. caribaea (= V. tiliifolia)].
  • Rzedowski, J. & G. Rzedowski, eds. 1991–. Flora del Bajio y de regiones adyacentes. [probably only a variant of V. tiliifolia Humb. & Bonpl. ex Schult.].
  • Zecca, G. et al. 2012. The timing and the mode of evolution of wild grapes (Vitis). Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 62:736–747.

Check other web resources for Vitis blancoi Munson:

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

| USDA | ARS | GRIN | NPGS | New Search |

Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (04 October 2015)

Please send us your comments

Close Window

Ctrl P to print