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Taxon: Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.

Genus: Vaccinium section: Vitis-Idaea
Family: Ericaceae subfamily: Vaccinioideae tribe: Vaccinieae.
Nomen number: 41069
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:351. 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: 108 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:

  • alpine cranberry   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ed2 ) – English
  • cowberry   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • foxberry   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • lingberry   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • lingen   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • lingenberry   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • lingon   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • lingonberry   (Source: Glea Cron ) – English
  • mountain cranberry   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • partridge-berry   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • rock cranberry   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • airelle vigne-d'Ida   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • Preiselbeere   (Source: Zander ed14 ) – German
  • kokemomo   (Source: F Japan ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • lingon   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
  • polarlingon   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:

  • Human food: fruit   (fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of lingonberry   (fide Euphytica 120:173-182. 2000)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of bilberry   (based on natural hybrids with Vaccinium myrtillus fide J Agr Food Chem 57:9437. 2009)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of ohelo   (fide Acta Hort 446:235-238. 1997)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Turkey [n.e.]
    Caucasus: Armenia; Georgia; Russian Federation - Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, Buryatia, Chita, Gorno-Altay, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Kurgan, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk, Tuva, Tyumen, Yakutia-Sakha
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Far East, Kurile Islands
    China: China - Heilongjiang, Jilin, Nei Monggol, Shanxi, Xinjiang
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku; Korea
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Italy; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France
  • 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 - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire [n.], Vermont [n.]
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Minnesota [n.], Wisconsin

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).
  • Ballington, J. R. 2009. The role of interspecific hybridization in blueberry improvement. Acta Hort. 810:49–60.
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Garkava-Gustavsson, L. et al. 2005. RAPD-based analysis of genetic diversity and selection of lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.) material for ex-situ conservation. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 52:723–735. [this study recognized two subspecies: minus and vitis-idaea].
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1963. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada.
  • Gustavsson, B. A. 2000. Genetic variation in horticulturally important traits of fifteen wild lingonberry Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. populations. Euphytica 120:173–182.
  • Hokkanen, J. et al. 2009. Identification of phenolic compunds from lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea), bilberry (Vaccnium myrtillus L.) and hybrid bilberry (Vaccinium × intermedium Ruthe L.) leaves. J. Agric. Food Chem. 57:9437–9447.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993–. Flora of Japan.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Kitagawa, M. 1979. Neo-lineamenta florae Manshuricae.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Krasnoborov, I. M., ed. 2000–. Flora of Siberia (English translation).
  • Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976).
  • Laasimer, L. et al., eds. 1993–. Flora of the Baltic countries; compendium of vascular plants.
  • Lee, Y. N. 1997. Flora of Korea.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Magee, D. W. & H. E. Ahles. 1999. Flora of the Northeast. A manual of the vascular flora of New England and adjacent New York.
  • 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.
  • Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  • Persson, H. A. & B. A. Gustavsson. 2001. The extent of clonality and genetic diversity in lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.) revealed by RAPDs and leaf-shape analysis. Molec. Ecol. 10:1385–1397.
  • 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.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. 1988. The genus Vaccinium in North America.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Zhong Guo & Hua Jing. 1993. China floral encyclopaedia.
  • Webster's third new international dictionary.
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