Taxon: Vaccinium arboreum Marshall

 
Genus: Vaccinium
    Section: Batodendron
Family: Ericaceae
  Subfamily: Vaccinioideae
      Tribe: Vaccinieae
Nomen number: 40984
Place of publication: Arbust. Amer. 157. 1785
Name Verified on: 14-Jan-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Jan-2010
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR)
Accessions: 31 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • farkleberry  (Source: Castanea) - English
  • sparkleberry  (Source: Castanea) - English
  • winter-huckleberry  (Source: Websters Dict) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: growth habit for highbush blueberry (fide HortTechnol 23:419. 2013)
  • Gene sources: potential for drought resistance in highbush blueberry (fide Euphytica 171:269. 2010)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of highbush blueberry (based on failed crosses with 4x Vaccinium corymbosum fide Euphytica 94:21. 1997)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Missouri, - Oklahoma
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Indiana
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Florida, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Louisiana, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia

References:

  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Chavez, D. J. & P. M. Lyrene 2010. Hybridization of two diploid Vaccinium section Cyanococcus species with diploid Vaccinum arboreum in section Batodendron (Euphytica) 171:263-272.
  • Chavez, D. J. & P. M. Lyrene 2010. Hybridization of two diploid Vaccinium section Cyanococcus species with diploid Vaccinum arboreum in section Batodendron (Euphytica) 171:263-272.
  • Clark, R. C. 1971. The woody plants of Alabama Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 58:225.
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. 1963 (Glea Cron)
  • Grellin, J. K. & J. Philpott A reference guide to medicinal plants. 1990 (RefGuide MedPl)
  • Lyrene, P. 1997. Value of various taxa in breeding tetraploid blueberries in Florida (Euphytica) 94:15-22.
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. 1986 (F GPlains)
  • Olmstead, J. W. et al. 2013. Using sparkleberry as a genetic source for machine harvest traits for southern highbush blueberry HortTechnol. 23:419-424.
  • Song, G.-Q. & J. F. Hancock 2011. Chapter 10. Vaccinium (Wild Crop Rel Tem Fr) 197-221.
  • Uttal, L. J. 1987. The genus Vaccinium L. (Ericaceae) in Virginia (Castanea) 52:250.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. 1996. Vaccinium. In: J. L. Luteyn et al., Ericaceae of the southeastern United States (Castanea) 61:139.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. The genus Vaccinium in North America. 1988 (Vaccinium NAmer)

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