Taxon: Vaccinium uliginosum L.

Genus: Vaccinium
Section: Vaccinium
Family: Ericaceae
Subfamily: Vaccinioideae
Tribe: Vaccinieae
Nomen number: 41063
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:350. 1753
Link to protologue:
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: 111 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide F Japan; F ChinaEng)
  • Gene sources: potential for cold tolerance in highbush blueberry (fide Acta Hort 810:56. 2009)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of lingonberry (fide Int J Fruit Sc 6:43. 2006)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of highbush blueberry (fide Acta Hort 810:55-56. 2009)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Georgia
    • China: China Heilongjiang, Jilin, Nei Monggol
    • Eastern Asia: Japan Hokkaido, Honshu; Korea
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation-Far East Far East
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia Eastern Siberia; Russian Federation-Western Siberia Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Estonia ; Latvia ; Lithuania ; Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Germany ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Finland ; Iceland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Italy ; Macedonia ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Spain
  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec; St. Pierre and Miquelon
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Minnesota
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States California, Nevada, Utah
    • Subarctic America: Canada Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; Greenland ; United States Alaska
    • Western Canada: Canada Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nunavut, Saskatchewan


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