Taxon: Vaccinium virgatum Aiton

 
Genus: Vaccinium
    Section: Cyanococcus
Family: Ericaceae
  Subfamily: Vaccinioideae
      Tribe: Vaccinieae
Nomen number: 41068
Place of publication: Hort. kew. 2:12. 1789
Name Verified on: 10-Jun-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Jan-2006
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR)
Accessions: 64 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Gene sources: crop quality for highbush blueberry (fide Acta Hort 810:53. 2009)
  • Gene sources: drought resistance for highbush blueberry (fide Acta Hort 810:53. 2009)
  • Gene sources: early maturity for highbush blueberry (fide Acta Hort 810:54. 2009)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of rabbit-eye blueberry (fide Acta Hort 810:54. 2009)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of highbush blueberry (based on crossability among members of the section fide Temp Fruit Cr Breed 119. 2008)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Oklahoma
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Florida, - Georgia, - Louisiana, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina

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.
  • Clark, R. C. 1971. The woody plants of Alabama Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 58:225.
  • Dweikat, I. M. & P. M. Lyrene 1989. Production and evaluation of a synthetic hexaploid in blueberry Theor. Appl. Genet. 77:799-804.
  • Dweikat, I. M. & P. M. Lyrene 1989. Production and evaluation of a synthetic hexaploid in blueberry Theor. Appl. Genet. 77:799-804.
  • Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Hancock, J. F. et al. 2008. Blueberries and cranberries (Temp Fruit Cr Breed) 4:115-149.
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Uttal, L. J. 1987. The genus Vaccinium L. (Ericaceae) in Virginia (Castanea) 52:231.
  • Uttal, L. J. 1987. Lectotypification of Cyanococcus cuthbertii Small (Ericaceae) (Sida) 12:293.
  • Vander Kloet, S. P. 1980. The taxonomy of the highbush blueberry, Vaccinium corymbosum Canad. J. Bot. 58:1195.
  • Weakley, A. S. Flora of the southern and middle Atlantic states. 2011 (F S Mid Atl US)

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