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Taxon: Vaccinium fuscatum Aiton

Genus: Vaccinium section: Cyanococcus
Family: Ericaceae subfamily: Vaccinioideae tribe: Vaccinieae.
Nomen number: 41017
Place of publication: Hort. kew. 2:11. 1789
Name verified on: 10-Jun-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 14-Jan-2006
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR).
Accessions: 20 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:

  • black highbush blueberry   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • downy swamp-huckleberry   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • hairy highbush blueberry   (Source: F S Mid Atl US ) – English
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Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Krussmann)
  • Human food: fruit   (fide L Edible Pl; Krussmann)
  • Gene sources: potential for cold tolerance in highbush blueberry   (fide Temp Fruit Cr Breed 128. 2008)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of highbush blueberry   (based on crossability among members of the section fide Temp Fruit Cr Breed 119. 2008)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of rabbit-eye blueberry   (forms natural hybrids with tetraploid V. virgatum fide Brittonia 5:223. 1945)
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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 - Ontario [s.e.], Quebec [s.w.]
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Oklahoma
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida [n.], Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Camp, W. H. 1945. The North American blueberries with some notes on other groups of Vacciniaceae. Brittonia 5:203–275. [as a probable tetraploid, and including in synonymy Vaccinium formosum].
  • Clark, R. C. 1971. The woody plants of Alabama. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 58:225. [= V. atrococcum (A. Gray) Porter].
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America. [= V. corymbosum L.].
  • 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. [= V. atrococcum (A. Gray) A. Heller].
  • 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). [= V. atrococcum (A. Gray) A. Heller].
  • Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption. [= V. atrococcum (A. Gray) A. Heller].
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas. [= V. atrococcum (A. Gray) A. Heller].
  • Smith, E. B. 1978. An atlas and annotated list of the vascular plants of Arkansas.
  • 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 52:245.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. 1980. The taxonomy of the highbush blueberry, Vaccinium corymbosum. Canad. J. Bot. 58:1195. [= V. corymbosum L.].
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. 1988. The genus Vaccinium in North America. [= V. corymbosum L.].
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. 1996. Vaccinium. In: J. L. Luteyn et al., Ericaceae of the southeastern United States. Castanea 61:140. [= V. corymbosum L.].
  • Weakley, A. S. 2011. Flora of the southern and middle Atlantic states.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Vaccinium fuscatum Aiton:

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Vaccinium fuscatum cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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