Taxon: Gaultheria hispidula (L.) Muhl. ex Bigelow

Genus: Gaultheria
Family: Ericaceae
Subfamily: Vaccinioideae
Tribe: Gaultherieae
Nomen number: 315288
Place of publication: Fl. boston. ed. 2:165. 1824 (G. H. E. Muhlenberg, Cat. pl. Amer. sept. 44. 1813)
Link to protologue:
Comment: Bigelow cited "Vaccinium hispidulum Mx.", Michaux in turn treated V. hispidulum L., so this can be treated as an indirect reference to a basionym under Melbourne ICN Art. 38.13 & 38.14
Name Verified on: 24-Apr-2017 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Apr-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)


Common names:

  • creeping-snowberry  (Source: Castanea) - English

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Wisconsin]


  1. Luteyn, J. L. et al. 1996. Ericaceae of the southeastern United States (Castanea) 61:113.

Check other web resources for Gaultheria hispidula (L.) Muhl. ex Bigelow :

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 22 May 2018.