Vitis vinifera L.

Sp. Pl. 1: 202 (1753) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Soft-wooded climber, new growth pubescent to some extent; tendrils 2-branched. Leaves entire shallowly to deeply 3–7 lobed, 5–15 cm long and wide, lobes obtuse to acute, base usually cordate, often deeply so, margins irregularly toothed, upper surface finally glabrous, lower surface sometimes retaining some fine hairs, usually near the base, rarely throughout; petiole 2–5(–10) cm long. Inflorescence narrow-pyramidal, to c. 15 cm long, interrupted; cymules almost umbellate, many-flowered; pedicel 1–3 mm long. Calyx 0.2–0.5 mm long; petals spathulate, c. 2–4 mm long at anthesis, yellow-green. Berry globose, c. 1–2 cm diam., green or purple; seeds 0–3, pyriform, 3–5 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Nov.

*GipP, *VVP. Collected from vicinity of culivated plants in Melbourne suburbs, Ballarat, Myrtleford areas.

Widely cultivated for fruit and wine-making.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2014-09-05
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2014-09-05
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Vitales
family Vitaceae
genus Vitis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Vitis vinifera in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Vitis vinifera in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Gippsland Plain present introduced