Taxon: Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton

 
Genus: Vaccinium
    Section: Oxycoccus
Family: Ericaceae
  Subfamily: Vaccinioideae
      Tribe: Vaccinieae
Nomen number: 41030
Place of publication: Hort. kew. 2:13, t. 7. 1789
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: 146 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • American cranberry  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • cranberry  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • large cranberry  (Source: Castanea) - English
  • canneberge à gros fruits  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • ronce d'Amérique  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • große Moosbeere  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • Kranbeere  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • arándano americano  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • arándano trepador  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • amerikanskt tranbär  (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: beverage base (fide Ency CNatIn)
  • Human food: fruit (fide Ency CNatIn)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of cranberry (fide Temp Fruit Cr Breed 115-149. 2008)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of ohelo (fide Acta Hort 446:235-238. 1997)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Quebec, - Nova Scotia, - Ontario, - Prince Edward Island, - New Brunswick, - Newfoundland; St. Pierre and Miquelon
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Minnesota, - 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
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Delaware, - Maryland, - North Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia, - District of Columbia

  • Naturalized:

  • Northern America

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

  • Cultivated:

  • Europe

    • East Europe: Belarus
  • Northern America

    • : Canada; United States

References:

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