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Taxon: Vaccinium corymbosum L.

Genus: Vaccinium section: Cyanococcus
Family: Ericaceae subfamily: Vaccinioideae tribe: Vaccinieae.
Nomen number: 41002
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:350. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 14-Jan-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 14-Jan-2010
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR).
Accessions: 287 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:

  • American blueberry   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • blueberry   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • highbush blueberry   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • swamp blueberry   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • airelle d'Amérique   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • bluet en corymbe   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • amerikanische Blueberry   (Source: Zander ed14 ) – German
  • arándano americano   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • amerikanskt blåbär   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Krussmann; Eur Gard F)
  • Human food: fruit   (fide L Edible Pl; Krussmann)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of highbush blueberry   (fide Acta Hort 810:49. 2009)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of lowbush blueberry   (fide Temp Fruit Cr Breed 119. 2008; Acta Hort 810:51. 2009)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of rabbit-eye blueberry   (based on potential crossability with Vaccinium virgatum fide Acta Hort 810:49. 2009)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of bilberry   (based on potential crossability with Vaccinium myrtillus fide Wild Crop Rel Tem Fr 10:200, 214. 2011)
  • 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, Nova Scotia, Ontario [s.], Quebec [s.]
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana [n.], Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois [n.], Missouri, Oklahoma, Wisconsin
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky [e.], Louisiana, Maryland [w.], Mississippi, North Carolina [w.], South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia [w.]
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

      Other:
  • range reflects V. corymbosum sensu lato

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Ballington, J. R. 2009. The role of interspecific hybridization in blueberry improvement. Acta Hort. 810:49–60.
  • Browne, E. T. & R. Athey. 1992. Vascular plants of Kentucky: an annotated checklist.
  • Clark, R. C. 1971. The woody plants of Alabama. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 58:225.
  • Deam, C. C. 1940. Flora of Indiana.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1963. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada.
  • 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.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976).
  • Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption.
  • 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.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Qu, L. et al. 1998. Evolution in an autopolyploid group displaying predominantly bivalent pairing at meiosis: genomic similarity of diploid Vaccinium darrowi and autotetraploid V. corymbosum (Ericaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 85:698–703.
  • Ratnaparkhe, M. B. 2007. Chapter 10. Blueberry. 4:217–227 In: Kole. C., ed., Genome mapping and molecular breeding in plants (7 vols.). 4:217–227.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • 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. 1986. Updating the genus Vaccinium L. (Ericaceae) in West Virginia. Castanea 51:198.
  • Uttal. L. J. 1987. The genus Vaccinium L. (Ericaceae) in Virginia. Castanea 52:246.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. 1980. The taxonomy of the highbush blueberry, Vaccinium corymbosum. Canad. J. Bot. 58:1195.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. 1983. The taxonomy of Vaccinium section Cyanococcus: a summation. Canad. J. Bot. 61:256–266.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. 1996. Vaccinium. In: J. L. Luteyn et al., Ericaceae of the southeastern United States. Castanea 61:140.
  • Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts. 2:302 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 2:302.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora.
  • Weakley, A. S. 2011. Flora of the southern and middle Atlantic states.
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Synonyms:


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Images:

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