Taxon: Vaccinium corymbosum L.

 
Genus: Vaccinium
    Section: Cyanococcus
Family: Ericaceae
  Subfamily: Vaccinioideae
      Tribe: Vaccinieae
Nomen number: 41002
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:350. 1753
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: 289 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Krussmann; Eur Gard F)
  • Human food: fruit (fide L Edible Pl; Krussmann)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of highbush blueberry (fide Acta Hort 810:49. 2009)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of lowbush blueberry (fide Temp Fruit Cr Breed 119. 2008; Acta Hort 810:51. 2009)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of rabbit-eye blueberry (based on potential crossability with Vaccinium virgatum fide Acta Hort 810:49. 2009)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of bilberry (based on potential crossability with Vaccinium myrtillus fide Wild Crop Rel Tem Fr 10:200, 214. 2011)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . range reflects V. corymbosum sensu lato

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, - Nova Scotia, - Ontario, - Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Missouri, - Oklahoma, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Indiana, - Maine, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Hampshire, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - Rhode Island, - Vermont, - West Virginia
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Delaware, - Florida, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Louisiana, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia

  • Naturalized:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan
  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Netherlands
    • Northern Europe: United Kingdom
  • Northern America

    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Washington
    • Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

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  • Ballington, J. R. 2009. The role of interspecific hybridization in blueberry improvement Acta Hort. 810:49-60.
  • Ballington, J. R. 2009. The role of interspecific hybridization in blueberry improvement Acta Hort. 810:49-60.
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  • Hancock, J. F. et al. 2008. Blueberries and cranberries (Temp Fruit Cr Breed) 4:115-149.
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