Taxon: Vaccinium darrowii Camp

Genus: Vaccinium
Section: Cyanococcus
Family: Ericaceae
Subfamily: Vaccinioideae
Tribe: Vaccinieae
Nomen number: 41007
Place of publication: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 69:240. 1942 "darrowi"
Link to protologue:
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: 45 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • Darrow's blueberry  (Source: Castanea) - English
  • Darrow's evergreen blueberry  (Source: F NAmer) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: crop quality for highbush blueberry (fide Acta Hort 810:52. 2009)
  • Gene sources: drought resistance for highbush blueberry (fide Acta Hort 810:52. 2009)
  • Gene sources: poor-soil tolerance for highbush blueberry (fide Wild Crop Rel Temp Fr 198. 2011)
  • Gene sources: potential for pest resistance in highbush blueberry (fide J Chem Ecol 33:725-726. 2007)
  • Gene sources: research in plant biology (used for genetic mapping of mainly highbush blueberry fide Wild Crop Rel Temp Fr 215. 2011)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of highbush blueberry (based on hybrid formation with Vaccinium corymbosum fide Euphytica 94:18, 19. 1997)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of rabbit-eye blueberry (based on hybrid formation with Vaccinium virgatum fide Acta Hort 810:52. 2009)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama (s.), Florida, Georgia (s.), Louisiana (e.), Mississippi (s.)]


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  2. Bruederle, L. P. & N. Vorsa 1994. Genetic differentiation of diploid blueberry, Vaccinium sect. Cyanococcus (Ericaceae) Syst. Bot. 19:337-349.
  3. Clark, R. C. 1971. The woody plants of Alabama Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 58:225.
  4. Clewell, A. F. Guide to the vascular plants of the Florida panhandle. 1985 (F FlaPan)
  5. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  6. Duncan, W. H. & J. T. Kartesz Vascular flora of Georgia: an annotated checklist. (L Georgia)
  7. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  8. Hancock, J. F. et al. 2008. Blueberries and cranberries (Temp Fruit Cr Breed) 4:115-149.
  9. Lyrene, P. 1997. Value of various taxa in breeding tetraploid blueberries in Florida (Euphytica) 94:15-22.
  10. Lyrene, P. M. 2002. Breeding southern highbush blueberries in Florida Acta Hort. 574:149-152.
  11. Qu, L. & J. F. Hancock 1995. Nature of 2n gamete formation and mode of inheritance in interspecifc hybrids of diploid Vaccinium darrowii and tetraploid V. corymbosum Theor. Appl. Genet. 91:1309-1315.
  12. Qu, L. et al. 1998. Evolution in an autopolyploid group displaying predominantly bivalent pairing at meiosis: genomic similarity of diploid Vaccinium darrowi and autotetraploid V. corymbosum (Ericaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 85:698-703.
  13. Ranger, C. M. et al. 2007. Intraspecific variation in aphid resistance and constitutive phenolics exhibited by the wild blueberry Vaccinium darrowi J. Chem. Ecol. 33:711-729.
  14. Rowland, L. J. & A. Levi 1994. RAPD-based genetic linkage map of blueberry derived from a cross between diploid species (Vaccinium darrowi and V. elliottii) Theor. Appl. Genet. 87:863-868.
  15. Song, G.-Q. & J. F. Hancock 2011. Chapter 10. Vaccinium (Wild Crop Rel Tem Fr) 197-221.
  16. Vander Kloet, S. P. 1983. The taxonomy of Vaccinium section Cyanococcus: a summation Canad. J. Bot. 61:256-266.
  17. Vander Kloet, S. P. 1996. Vaccinium. In: J. L. Luteyn et al., Ericaceae of the southeastern United States (Castanea) 61:140.
  18. Weakley, A. S. Flora of the southern and middle Atlantic states. (F S Mid Atl US)
  19. Wunderlin, R. P. Guide to the vascular plants of central Florida. 1982 (F CFla)

Check other web resources for Vaccinium darrowii Camp :

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 20 May 2018.