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Taxon: Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton

Genus: Vaccinium section: Cyanococcus
Family: Ericaceae subfamily: Vaccinioideae tribe: Vaccinieae.
Nomen number: 40981
Place of publication: Hort. kew. 2:11. 1789
Name verified on: 14-Jan-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 27-Sep-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR).
Accessions: 56 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • only available ) NPGS core subset accessions for the crop ‘VACCINIUM’ ) or .
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • blueberry   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 ) – English
  • early lowbush blueberry   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • late sweet blueberry   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • low sweet blueberry   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • lowbush blueberry   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • sweethurts   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • upland lowbush blueberry   (Source: Castanea 52:239.1987) – English
  • bleuet à feuilles étroites   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
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Economic importance:

  • Human food: fruit   (fide Krussmann; Food Feed Crops US)
  • Gene sources: crop quality for highbush blueberry   (fide Acta Hort 810:51. 2009)
  • Gene sources: disease resistance for highbush blueberry   (fide Acta Hort 810:51. 2009)
  • Gene sources: early maturity for highbush blueberry   (fide Acta Hort 810:51. 2009)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of highbush blueberry   (based on crosses between this tetraploid and Vaccinium corymbosum fide Temp Fruit Cr Breed 119. 2008; Acta Hort 810:51. 2009)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of lowbush blueberry   (fide Acta Hort 810:51. 2009)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of rabbit-eye blueberry   (based on partially fertile pentaploids resulting from crosses with V. virgatum fide Acta Hort 810:55. 2009)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - Manitoba
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana [n.], Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio [n.], Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois [n.], Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Delaware, Maryland [w.], North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia [w.]

      Cultivated:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Canada

References:

  • Ballington, J. R. 2009. The role of interspecific hybridization in blueberry improvement. Acta Hort. 810:49–60.
  • Deam, C. C. 1940. Flora of Indiana.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2.
  • Hancock, J. F. et al. 2008. Blueberries and cranberries. 4:115–149 In: Hancock, J. F., ed., Temperate fruit crop breeding: germplasm to genomics. 4:115–149. [this review mentioned that Vaccinium angustifolium may represent a hybrid derived of V. pallidum × V. boreale with a probable introgression of V. corymbosum].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  • Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976).
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Mohlenbrock, R. H. & D. M. Ladd. 1978. Distribution of Illinois vascular plants.
  • Ohio Flora Committee (E. L. Braun, T. S. Cooperrider, T. R. Fisher, J. J. Furlow). 1967–. The vascular flora of Ohio.
  • Ownbey, G. B. & T. Morley. 1991. Vascular plants of Minnesota: a checklist and atlas.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Song, G.-Q. & J. F. Hancock. 2011. Chapter 10. Vaccinium. 197–221 In: Kole, C., ed., Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, temperate fruits. 197–221.
  • Uttal, L. J. 1987. The genus Vaccinium L. (Ericaceae) in Virginia. Castanea 52:239.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. 1978. Systematics, distribution, and nomenclature of the polymorphic Vaccinium angustifolium. Rhodora 80:363.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. 1983. The taxonomy of Vaccinium section Cyanococcus: a summation. Canad. J. Bot. 61:256–266.
  • Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts. 2:303 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 2:303. [mentions].
  • Weakley, A. S. 2011. Flora of the southern and middle Atlantic states.
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