|Common Names -||Synonyms -|
|Authority - Juss.||Total Number of genera - 14|
|Gymnosperm or Angiosperm? - Angiosperm||Total Number of species - 850|
|Plant forms - Mostly lianes. Rarely sub-trees, herbs|
|World Distribution - Tropical & warm areas|
|Comments - The name sometimes appears as Vitidaceae, but Vitaceae is a conserved name and therefore has priority over both Vitidaceae and another name sometimes found in the older literature, Ampelidaceae. The relationships of Vitaceae are unclear and the family does not appear to have any close relatives. NO TREES OR SHRUBS. Only lianes & herbs.|
|1 - Ampelocissus.|
2 - Ampelopsis.
3 - Cayratia.
4 - Cissus.
5 - Leea.
6 - Parthenocissus.
7 - Rhoicissus.
8 - Vitis.