Taxon: Vaccinium elliottii Chapm.

Genus: Vaccinium
    Section: Cyanococcus
Family: Ericaceae
  Subfamily: Vaccinioideae
      Tribe: Vaccinieae
Nomen number: 41011
Place of publication: Fl. South. U.S. 260. 1860
Name Verified on: 11-Jun-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Jan-2006
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR)
Accessions: 22 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: disease resistance for highbush blueberry (fide Wild Crop Rel Temp Fr 199. 2011)
  • Gene sources: drought resistance for highbush blueberry (fide Wild Crop Rel Temp Fr 199. 2011)
  • Gene sources: poor-soil tolerance for highbush blueberry (fide Wild Crop Rel Temp Fr 199. 2011)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of highbush blueberry (based on the production of 3x or 4x hybrids with 4x Vaccinium corymbosum fide Euphytica 94:18. 1997)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

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


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