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Taxon: Vaccinium corymbosum L.

 
Genus: Vaccinium
Section: Cyanococcus
Family: Ericaceae
Subfamily: Vaccinioideae
Tribe: Vaccinieae
Nomen number: 41002
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:350. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 14-Jan-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 306 (306 active, 145 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • American blueberry  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • blueberry  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • highbush blueberry  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • swamp blueberry  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • airelle d'Amérique  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • bluet en corymbe  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • amerikanische Blueberry  (Source: Zander ed14) - German
  • arándano americano  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • amerikanskt blåbär  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental
  • Human food: fruit
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Québec (s.), Nova Scotia, Ontario (s.), New Brunswick]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Indiana (n.), Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois (n.), Missouri, Oklahoma, Wisconsin]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky (e.), Louisiana, Maryland (w.), Mississippi, North Carolina (w.), South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia (w.)]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Asia-Temperate
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan

    Australasia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Netherlands

    Northern America
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [British Columbia]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Washington]


    Other (range reflects V. corymbosum sensu lato)

References:

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Check other web resources for Vaccinium corymbosum L. :


Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=41002. Accessed 22 October 2019.