Taxon: Vaccinium pallidum Aiton

 
Genus: Vaccinium
    Section: Cyanococcus
Family: Ericaceae
  Subfamily: Vaccinioideae
      Tribe: Vaccinieae
Nomen number: 41049
Place of publication: Hort. kew. 2:10. 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: 31 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • Blue Ridge blueberry  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • blueberry  (Source: Herbs Commerce) - English
  • dryland blueberry  (Source: Acta Hort) - English
  • hillside blueberry  (Source: Castanea) - English
  • hillside lowbush blueberry  (Source: Castanea) - English
  • late lowbush blueberry  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • bergsblåbär  (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: potential for crop quality in highbush blueberry (fide Acta Hort 810:51. 2009)
  • Gene sources: potential for drought resistance in highbush blueberry (fide Acta Hort 810:51. 2009)
  • Gene sources: potential for early maturity in highbush blueberry (fide Acta Hort 810:51. 2009)
  • Gene sources: potential for poor-soil tolerance in highbush blueberry (fide Acta Hort 810:51. 2009)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of highbush blueberry (based on being 2x or 4x with possibilities of bridge introgression to V. corymbosum fide Temp Fruit Cr Breed 117. 2008)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of lowbush blueberry (based on evidence of introgression, and as a potential parental species of V. angustifolium fide Acta Hort 810:50. 2009)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of rabbit-eye blueberry (based on partially fertial pentaploids resulting from crosses with V. virgatum fide Acta Hort 810:55. 2009)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Kansas, - 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
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Delaware, - District of Columbia, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • American Herbal Products Association Herbs of commerce. 1992 (Herbs Commerce)
  • 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.
  • Clark, R. C. 1971. The woody plants of Alabama Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 58:225.
  • 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, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  • Grellin, J. K. & J. Philpott A reference guide to medicinal plants. 1990 (RefGuide MedPl)
  • Hancock, J. F. et al. 2008. Blueberries and cranberries (Temp Fruit Cr Breed) 4:115-149.
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. 1986 (F GPlains)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Song, G.-Q. & J. F. Hancock 2011. Chapter 10. Vaccinium (Wild Crop Rel Tem Fr) 197-221.
  • Uttal, L. J. 1986. Updating the genus Vaccinium L. (Ericaceae) in West Virginia (Castanea) 51:199.
  • Uttal, L. J. 1987. The genus Vaccinium L. (Ericaceae) in Virginia (Castanea) 52:242.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. 1978. The taxonomic status of Vaccinium pallidum, the hillside blueberries including Vaccinium vacillans Canad. J. Bot. 56:1559-1574.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. 1983. The taxonomy of Vaccinium section Cyanococcus: a summation Canad. J. Bot. 61:256-266.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. 1996. Vaccinium. In: J. L. Luteyn et al., Ericaceae of the southeastern United States (Castanea) 61:141.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)
  • Weakley, A. S. Flora of the southern and middle Atlantic states. 2011 (F S Mid Atl US)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

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