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Taxon: Vaccinium membranaceum Douglas ex Torr.

Genus: Vaccinium section: Myrtillus
Family: Ericaceae subfamily: Vaccinioideae tribe: Vaccinieae.
Nomen number: 41032
Place of publication: C. Wilkes, U.S. Expl. Exped., Phan. Pacif. N. Amer. 17:377. 1874 (W. J. Hooker, Fl. bor.-amer. 2:32. 1834, pro syn.)
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: 70 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:


Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of bilberry   (based on limited crossability success with Vaccinium myrtillus fide Brittonia 51:239. 1999)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of highbush blueberry   (based on limited crossability success with Vaccinium corymbosum fide Wild Crop Rel Tem Fr 212. 2011)
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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 [n.]
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Michigan [n.]
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - South Dakota
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana [w.], Oregon, Washington, Wyoming [n.w.]
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona [e.], California [n.], Utah [n.e. & s.e.]

References:

  • Dorn, R. D. 1977. Manual of the vascular plants of Wyoming.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • 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 commented that Vaccinium membranaceum is being tested for commercial release].
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. 1955–1969. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest.
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
  • Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck. 1959. A California flora.
  • Powell, E. A. & K. A. Kron. 2002. Hawaiian blueberries and their relatives - A phylogenetic analysis of Vaccinium sections Macropelma, Myrtillus, and Hemimyrtillus (Ericaceae). Syst. Bot. 27:768–779.
  • Scoggan, H. J. 1978–1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  • 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.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. & T. A. Dickinson. 1999. The taxonomy of Vaccinium section Myrtillus. Brittonia 51:247.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. 1988. The genus Vaccinium in North America.
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. 1987. A Utah flora. Great Basin Naturalist Mem. 9.
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Check other web resources for Vaccinium membranaceum Douglas ex Torr.:


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.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?41032 (31 July 2014)

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