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Taxon: Vitis tiliifolia Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.

Genus: Vitis subgenus: Vitis
Family: Vitaceae subfamily: Vitoideae
Nomen number: 41902
Place of publication: J. A. Schultes, Syst. veg. 5:320. 1819 "tiliaefolia"
  • authorship verified from original literature, where the name is ascribed to Humb. & Bonpl. and the diagnosis and brief description to Reliq. Willd. MS, notes provided to Schultes by Schlechtendal (see Melbourne ICN Art. 46 & Ex. 12)
  • spelling corrected in accordance with Melbourne ICN Art. 60.8 and Rec. 60G
Name verified on: 29-Sep-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis (DAV).
Accessions: 8 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.

Common names:

  • Caribbean grape   (Source: Dict Rehm [as V. caribaea]) – English
  • vigne des Caraïbes   (Source: Dict Rehm [as V. caribaea]) – French
  • bejuco de agua   (Source: Dict Rehm [as V. caribaea]) – Spanish
  • uva cimarrona   (Source: Dict Rehm [as V. caribaea]) – Spanish

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: disease resistance for wine grape   (fide Mansf Ency, as Vitis caribaea)
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for wine grape   (fide Pesq Agrop Bras 36:117. 2001 (as Vitis caribaea), parental species)
  • Gene sources: potential for crop quality in wine grape   (fide Camargo et al. 2007 for table grape berry qualities)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of wine grape   (fide Acta Hort 799:49. 2008; Amer J Bot 97:1173. 2010, based on phylogenetic affinities)

Distributional range:

    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Sur, Durango, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan
    Caribbean: Cuba; Dominican Republic; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands (U.S.) - St. Croix, St. John
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador


  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. et al. 1996. Flora of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 78:1-581.
  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica.
  • Aradhya, M. et al. 2008. Genetic structure, differentiation, and phylogeny of the genus Vitis: implications for genetic conservation. Acta Hort. 799:43–49.
  • Balick, M. J. et al. 2000. Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize, with common names and uses. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 85.
  • Camargo, U. et al. 2007. Grapevine breeding for tropical and subtropical environments in Brazil.
  • Galet, P. 1988. Les vignes américaines. In: Galet, P., Cépages et vignobles de France. 2nd ed. Montpellier, France 1:78. [as V. tiliifolia Humb. & Bonpl. in synonymy of V. caribaea].
  • Grape Crop Germplasm Committee. 2004. Grape Crop Germplasm Committee genetic vulnerability statement. Crop Germplasm Committee reports. National Plant Germplasm System, USDA-ARS.
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973–. Flora of Ecuador.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles. [lists as V. tiliifolia Roem. & Schult.].
  • León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946–1962. Flora de Cuba.; suppl. 1969 ["tiliaefolia"].
  • Liogier, A. H. 1981–. Flora of Hispaniola: Part 1; La Flora de la Española. Part II-.
  • Liogier, H. A. 1984–. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  • Lombardi, J. A. 2007. Systematics of Vitaceae in South America. Canad. J. Bot. 85:712–721. [cites].
  • Pauletto, D. et al. 2001. Produção e vigor da videira "Niágara rosada" relacionados com o porta-enxerto. Pesq. Agropecu. Brasil. 36:115–121. [cites as Vitis caribaea, a parental species of a graft stock that resulted in high production].
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. [= V. caribaea].
  • Rzedowski, J. & G. Rzedowski, eds. 1991–. Flora del Bajio y de regiones adyacentes.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3).
  • Tröndle, D. et al. 2010. Molecular phylogeny of the genus Vitis (Vitaceae) based on plastid markers. Amer. J. Bot. 97:1168–1178.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.


Check other web resources for Vitis tiliifolia Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • 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.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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