Vitis scortechinii VITACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID173-1-3
Common namegrapevine


Morphologic typetricolporate
Surface patternpsilate , scabrate
Equatorial sizemean 30
Polar sizemean 23
Equatorial shapeprolate
Polar shapecircular
Grain arrangementdicot
Wall thickness2

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)East Pacific Islands , Other outside Australasia , Maritime Southeast Asia
Habitat notesIn the wild, all species of Vitis are normally dioecious, but under domestication, variants with perfect flowers appear to have been selected. Most Vitis species are found in the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in North America and Asia with a few in the tropics. However they are sufficiently closely related to allow easy interbreeding and the resultant interspecific hybrids are invariably fertile and vigorous. Thus the concept of a species is less well defined and more likely represents the identification of different ecotypes of Vitis that have evolved in distinct geographical and environmental circumstances. Found growing on the slopes of the crater lake Rano Kao, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) as well as in the fossil record of KAO3. (Gossen,2010)


CollectorH. O. Forbes, 1880-82, No: 823
ANU access code11883
Collection siteS. E. Java
Collection countryIndonesia
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