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Taxon: Vaccinium ovalifolium Sm.

Genus: Vaccinium section: Myrtillus
Family: Ericaceae subfamily: Vaccinioideae tribe: Vaccinieae.
Nomen number: 41045
Place of publication: A. Rees, Cycl. 36: Vaccinium no. 2. 1817
Name verified on: 19-Oct-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 19-Oct-2009
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR).
Accessions: 89 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.


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Common names:

  • Alaska blueberry   (Source: Vaccinium NAmer 139.) – English
  • early blueberry   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • oval-leaf bilberry   (Source: Vaccinium NAmer 139.) – English
  • oval-leaf blueberry   (Source: Vaccinium NAmer 139.) – English
  • oval-leaf-huckleberry   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • airelle à feuilles ovées   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • kuro-usugo   (Source: F Japan ) – Japanese Rōmaji
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Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: potential for crop quality in highbush blueberry   (fide Temp Fruit Cr Breed 128. 2008)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of bilberry   (based on some successful crosses with Vaccinium myrtillus fide Brittonia 51:239. 1999)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of highbush blueberry   (based on attempted crosses fide Temp Fruit Cr Breed 124. 2008)
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff   (fide F USSR)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Kamchatka, Kurile Islands [s.], Primorye, Sakhalin
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu [c. & n.]
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: Canada - Yukon Territory [s.]; United States - Alaska [s.]
    Eastern Canada: Canada - Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario [s.], Quebec [s.e.]
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Michigan [n.]
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - South Dakota [w.]
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Idaho, Oregon, Washington

References:

  • Ballington, J. R. 2009. The role of interspecific hybridization in blueberry improvement. Acta Hort. 810:49_60.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • 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. In: Hancock, J. F., ed., Temperate fruit crop breeding: germplasm to genomics 4:115–149. [this review mentioned that this species has unsuccessfully been crossed with Vaccinium corymbosum].
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. 1955–1969. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993–. Flora of Japan.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Scoggan, H. J. 1978–1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  • Song, G.-Q. & J. F. Hancock. 2011. Chapter 10. Vaccinium. Pp. 197–221 in: Kole, C., ed., Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, temperate fruits.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. & T. A. Dickinson. 1999. The taxonomy of Vaccinium section Myrtillus. Brittonia 51:247–248.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. 1988. The genus Vaccinium in North America. 135–139.
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Synonyms:


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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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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?41045 (23 November 2014)

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