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])
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

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - South Dakota
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Idaho, - Montana, - Oregon, - Washington, - Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California, - Nevada, - Utah
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, - British Columbia

References:

  • Dorn, R. D. Manual of the vascular plants of Wyoming. 1977 (F Wyom)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest. 1955-1969 (F Pacif NW)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. 1986 (F GPlains)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck A California flora. 1959 (F CalifMunz)
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. The genus Vaccinium in North America. 1988 (Vaccinium NAmer)
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. & T. A. Dickinson 1999. The taxonomy of Vaccinium section Myrtillus (Brittonia) 51:246.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. & T. A. Dickinson 1999. The taxonomy of Vaccinium section Myrtillus (Brittonia) 51:246.
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. Great Basin Naturalist Mem. 9. 1987 (F Utah)

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