The Vitaceaeare a family ofdicotyledonous flowering plants represented in 12 genera and700 species. It consists of liana shrubs, (more rarely of trees),andherbaceous plants.The name of the familyoriginates from the name of the genera Vitis – ‘grape vine’ and it has a great economic significance more specifically in the production of grapes consumed fresh or used for the production of wine.
The speciesof the Vitaceaefamily are spread primarily in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. As ornamental species are used the members of twogenera – Grape vine (Vitis L.) and Parthenocissus Planch.