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Taxon: Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton

Genus: Vaccinium section: Oxycoccus
Family: Ericaceae subfamily: Vaccinioideae tribe: Vaccinieae.
Nomen number: 41030
Place of publication: Hort. kew. 2:13, t. 7. 1789
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: 136 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 cranberry   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • cranberry   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • large cranberry   (Source: Castanea 61:138.) – English
  • canneberge à gros fruits   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • ronce d'Amérique   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • große Moosbeere   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Kranbeere   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • arándano americano   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • arándano trepador   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • amerikanskt tranbär   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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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 [s.e. & s.-c.], Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec; St. Pierre and Miquelon
    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.e.], Minnesota, Wisconsin
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina [n.e. & w.], Tennessee, Virginia

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
      Cultivated:
  • EUROPE
    East Europe: Belarus
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Canada
    United States

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).
  • Brown, A. O. & J. N. McNeil. 2006. Fruit production in cranberry (Ericaceae: Vaccinium macrocarpon): a bet-hedging strategy to optimize reproductive effort. Amer. J. Bot. 93:910–916.
  • 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.
  • Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants.
  • Fajardo, D. et al. 2013. Complete plastid genome sequence of Vaccinium macrocarpon: structure, gene content, and rearrangements revealed by next generation sequencing. Tree Genet. Genomes 9:489–498.
  • 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.
  • Hackett, C. & J. Carolane. 1982. Edible Horticultural Crops.
  • 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.
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • 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).
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2.
  • Lyrene, P. M. et al. 2003. Polyploidy and sexual polyploidization in the genus Vaccinium. Euphytica 133:27–36.
  • Mahy, G. et al. 2000. Allozyme evidence for genetic autopolyploidy and high genetic diversity in tetraploid cranberry, Vaccinium oxycoccos (Ericaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 87:1882–1889. [this study mentioned crossability between diploid Vaccinium macrocarpon and diploid V. oxycoccos with fertility as those by intraspecific crosses; and a probable crossing between autotetraploid V. oxycoccos and V. macrocarpon through unreduced gametes for the latter].
  • 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).
  • Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Scoggan, H. J. 1978–1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. [= Oxycoccus macrocarpus (Aiton) Pers.].
  • 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.
  • Stewart, C. N., Jr. & E. T. Nilsen. 1995. Phenotypic plasticity and genetic variation of Vaccinium macrocarpon, the American cranberry I. Reaction norms of clones from central and marginal populations in a common garden. Int. J. Pl. Sci. 156:687–197.
  • Uttal, L. J. 1986. Updating the genus Vaccinium L. (Ericaceae) in West Virginia. Castanea 51:200.
  • Uttal, L. J. 1987. The genus Vaccinium L. (Ericaceae) in Virginia. Castanea 52:252.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. 1983. The taxonomy of Vaccinium section Oxycoccus. Rhodora 85:25.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. 1988. The genus Vaccinium in North America.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. 1996. Vaccinium. In: J. L. Luteyn et al., Ericaceae of the southeastern United States. Castanea 61:138.
  • Vorsa, N. & J. Johnson-Cicalese. 2012. Chapter 6. American cranberry. 191–223 In: Badenes, M. L. & D. H. Byrne, eds., Handbook of Plant Breeding. Fruit breeding. 191–223.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora.
  • Zeldin, E. L. & B. H. McCown. 2002. Towards the development of a highly fertile polyploid cranberry. Acta Hort. 574:175–180. [this study examined the increase in ploidy level of Vaccinium macrocarpon (a natural occurring diploid species) for enhancing yields].
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