Taxon: Vaccinium ovalifolium Sm.

 
Genus: Vaccinium
    Section: Myrtillus
Family: Ericaceae
  Subfamily: Vaccinioideae
      Tribe: Vaccinieae
Nomen number: 41045
Place of publication: A. Rees, Cycl. 36: Vaccinium no. 2. 1817
Name Verified on: 19-Oct-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Oct-2009
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR)
Accessions: 92 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • Alaska blueberry  (Source: Vaccinium NAmer) - English
  • early blueberry  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • oval-leaf bilberry  (Source: Vaccinium NAmer) - English
  • oval-leaf blueberry  (Source: Vaccinium NAmer) - English
  • oval-leaf-huckleberry  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • airelle à feuilles ovées  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • kuro-usugo  (Source: F Japan) - Japanese Rōmaji

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: potential for crop quality in highbush blueberry (fide Temp Fruit Cr Breed 128. 2008)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of bilberry (based on some successful crosses with Vaccinium myrtillus fide Brittonia 51:239. 1999)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of highbush blueberry (based on attempted crosses fide Temp Fruit Cr Breed 124. 2008)
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff (fide F USSR)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, - Honshu
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Kurile Islands, - Primorye, - Kamchatka, - Sakhalin
  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Quebec, - Nova Scotia, - Ontario, - Newfoundland
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - South Dakota
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Michigan
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Idaho, - Oregon, - Washington
    • Subarctic America: Canada - Yukon Territory; United States - Alaska
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, - British Columbia

References:

  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Hancock, J. F. et al. 2008. Blueberries and cranberries (Temp Fruit Cr Breed) 4:115-149.
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest. 1955-1969 (F Pacif NW)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. 1993- (F Japan)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. 1934-1964 (F USSR)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). 1965 (F JapanOhwi)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Powell, E. A. & K. A. Kron 2002. Hawaiian blueberries and their relatives - A phylogenetic analysis of Vaccinium sections Macropelma, Myrtillus, and Hemimyrtillus (Ericaceae) Syst. Bot. 27:768-779.
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. 1978-1979 (F Canada)
  • Song, G.-Q. & J. F. Hancock 2011. Chapter 10. Vaccinium (Wild Crop Rel Tem Fr) 197-221.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. The genus Vaccinium in North America. 1988 (Vaccinium NAmer) 135-139.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. & T. A. Dickinson 1999. The taxonomy of Vaccinium section Myrtillus (Brittonia) 51:247-248.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. & T. A. Dickinson 1999. The taxonomy of Vaccinium section Myrtillus (Brittonia) 51:247-248.

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image