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|Family: Vitaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Vitis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Vitis californica Benth.
Stem: tomentose when young, less so in age; nodal partitions generally 3--4 mm thick. Leaf: cordate to reniform, not folded at midrib, crenate to +- serrate, +- tomentose, lobes 0--5, shallow; stipules generally < 3.5 mm. Flower: unisexual. Fruit: generally > 8 mm wide if seeds 3--4, spheric, purple, glaucous; skin separating from pulp. Seed: round structure opposite attachment scar generally raised. Chromosomes: 2n=38.
Ecology: Streamsides, springs, canyons; Elevation: < 1250 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaRF, SNF, GV, CW, SNE; Distribution Outside California: Oregon. Flowering Time: May--Jun Note: Hybrids with Vitis vinifera common in riparian areas near vineyards.
eFlora Treatment Author: Eric B. Wada & M. Andrew Walker
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Citation for this treatment: Eric B. Wada & M. Andrew Walker 2016. Vitis californica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=48407, accessed on October 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 25, 2016.