VITACEAE, GrapeĀ  Family

Climbing or trailing woody vines; leaves alternate, simple or compound, with or without stipules; flowers small, hypogynous. bisporangiate or monosporangiate; clusters usually opposite leaves; perianth regular; sepals, petals, and stamens 5 or sometimes 4; calyx minute; petals separate but sometimes connate at tip, greenish; stamens opposite . petals; carpels usually 2. rarely more, united, locules as many; style short or absent; placentation central; ovules 1-2 per carpel; fruit a berry