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Taxon: Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton

 
Genus: Vaccinium
Section: Oxycoccus
Family: Ericaceae
Subfamily: Vaccinioideae
Tribe: Vaccinieae
Nomen number: 41030
Place of publication: Hort. kew. 2:13, t. 7. 1789
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: 149 (149 active, 153 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • American cranberry  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • cranberry  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • large cranberry  (Source: Castanea) - English
  • canneberge à gros fruits  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • ronce d'Amérique  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • große Moosbeere  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • Kranbeere  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • arándano americano  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • arándano trepador  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • amerikanskt tranbär  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: beverage base; fruit
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada, [New Brunswick, Newfoundland (s.e. & s.-c.), Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec] St. Pierre and Miquelon
    • 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.e.), Minnesota, Wisconsin]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina (n.e. & w.), Tennessee (http://tenn.bio.utk.edu/vascular/database/vascular-database.asp?CategoryID=Dicots&FamilyID=Ericaceae&GenusID=Vaccinium&SpeciesID=macrocarpon), Virginia]


    Cultivated

    Europe
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus

    Northern America
    • Canada, United States


    Naturalized

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


References:

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  4. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
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Check other web resources for Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

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=41030. Accessed 19 February 2019.