Taxon: Vaccinium scoparium Leiberg ex Coville

 
Genus: Vaccinium
Section: Myrtillus
Family: Ericaceae
Subfamily: Vaccinioideae
Tribe: Vaccinieae
Nomen number: 41055
Place of publication: Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 5:103. 1897 [June] (not Mazama 1:196. 1897 [October])
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 14-Jan-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 16-Nov-2013
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR)
Accessions: 18 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • grouse whortleberry  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • grouseberry  (Source: F GPlains) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of bilberry (based on some crossability barriers with Vaccinium myrtillus fide Brittonia 51:239. 1999)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of highbush blueberry (based on distant affinities to Vaccinium corymbosum fide Syst Bot 27:773, 775. 2002)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Alberta (s.w.), British Columbia (s.)]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [South Dakota (w.)]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado, Idaho, Montana (w.), Oregon, Washington, Wyoming]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [California (n.), Nevada (n.e.), Utah (n.e.)]


References:

  1. Dorn, R. D. Manual of the vascular plants of Wyoming. 1977 (F Wyom)
  2. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  3. Hitchcock, C. L. et al. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest. (F Pacif NW)
  4. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  5. McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. (F GPlains)
  6. Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck A California flora. (F CalifMunz)
  7. 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.
  8. Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  9. Vander Kloet, S. P. The genus Vaccinium in North America. 1988 (Vaccinium NAmer)
  10. Vander Kloet, S. P. & T. A. Dickinson 1999. The taxonomy of Vaccinium section Myrtillus (Brittonia) 51:246.
  11. Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. Great Basin Naturalist Mem. 9. (F Utah)

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?41055. Accessed 24 May 2018.