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Taxon: Vaccinium microcarpum (Turcz. ex Rupr.) Schmalh.

Genus: Vaccinium
Section: Oxycoccus
Family: Ericaceae
Subfamily: Vaccinioideae
Tribe: Vaccinieae
Nomen number: 315256
Place of publication: Trudy S.-Peterburgsk. Obshch. Estestvoisp. 2:149. 1871
Link to protologue: https://hdl.handle.net/2027/hvd.32044106308893?urlappend=%3Bseq=289
Name Verified on: 27-May-2020 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Distributional Range:


    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan

    • Russian Federation

    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom [Scotland]
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine

    Northern America
    • SUBARCTIC AMERICA: United States [Alaska]
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Québec]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Alberta, British Columbia]


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  3. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
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  8. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR. Note: = Oxycoccus microcarpus Turcz. ex Rupr.
  9. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
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  11. Scoggan, H. J. 1978-1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. Note: = Oxycoccus microcarpus Turcz. ex Rupr.
  12. Smith, T. W. et al. 2015. Evaluating the relationship between diploid and tetraploid Vaccinium oxycoccos L. (Ericaceae) in eastern Canada. Botany 93:623-636. DOI: 10.1139/cjb-2014-0223 Note: recognition as a separate taxon is supported by ploidy, floral morphology, flowering time, and genetic differences
  13. Song, G. Q. & J. F. Hancock. 2011. Chapter 10. Vaccinium. Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, temperate fruits 197-221. Note: diploid populations of circumboreal distribution
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Check other web resources for Vaccinium microcarpum (Turcz. ex Rupr.) Schmalh. :

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=315256. Accessed 8 July 2020.