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Taxon: Vaccinium uliginosum L.

Genus: Vaccinium section: Vaccinium
Family: Ericaceae subfamily: Vaccinioideae tribe: Vaccinieae
Nomen number: 41063
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: 112 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:

  • bog bilberry   (Source: Glea Cron ) – English
  • bog blueberry   (Source: F Canada ) – English
  • western-huckleberry   (Source: F Pacif NW [as V. uliginosum subsp. gaultherioides]) – English
  • airelle de marécages   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • Moosbeere   (Source: Zander ed14 ) – German
  • Rauschbeere   (Source: Zander ed14 ) – German
  • kuromamenoki   (Source: F Japan ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • odon   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Human food: fruit   (fide F Japan; F ChinaEng)
  • Gene sources: potential for cold tolerance in highbush blueberry   (fide Acta Hort 810:56. 2009)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of lingonberry   (fide Int J Fruit Sc 6:43. 2006)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of highbush blueberry   (fide Acta Hort 810:55-56. 2009)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Western Asia: Turkey [n.]
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Far East
    China: China - Heilongjiang [n.], Jilin [s.], Nei Monggol [n.e.]
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu [c. & n.]; Korea
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Germany; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Italy; Macedonia; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France; Spain
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; Greenland; United States - Alaska
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec; St. Pierre and Miquelon
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nunavut, Saskatchewan
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Maine, Michigan [n.], New Hampshire [n.], New York [n.], Vermont [n.]
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Minnesota
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming [w.]
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California [n.], Nevada, Utah [n.]




Check other web resources for Vaccinium uliginosum L.:


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  • 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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (29 August 2015)

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