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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.
Accessions: 149 (149 active, 133 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

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; folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada, [New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador (s.e. & s.-c.), Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Québec] St. Pierre and Miquelon
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Indiana (n.), Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Connecticut]
    • 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.), Virginia, Tennessee]


    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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  6. Fajardo, D. et al. 2013. Complete plastid genome sequence of Vaccinium macrocarpon: structure, gene content, and rearrangements revealed by next generation sequencing. Tree Genet. Genomes 9:489-498.
  7. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Vaccinium+macrocarpon&quantity=1 target='_blank'
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  10. Hackett, C. & J. Carolane. 1982. Edible Horticultural Crops Academic Press.
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  12. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
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  27. Stewart, C. N., Jr. & E. T. Nilsen. 1995. Phenotypic plasticity and genetic variation of Vaccinium macrocarpon, the American cranberry I. Reaction norms of clones from central and marginal populations in a common garden. Int. J. Pl. Sci. 156:687-197.
  28. Uttal, L. J. 1986. Updating the genus Vaccinium L. (Ericaceae) in West Virginia. Castanea 51:200.
  29. Uttal, L. J. 1987. The genus Vaccinium L. (Ericaceae) in Virginia. Castanea 52:252.
  30. Vander Kloet, S. P. 1983. The taxonomy of Vaccinium section Oxycoccus. Rhodora 85:25.
  31. Vander Kloet, S. P. 1988. The genus Vaccinium in North America
  32. Vander Kloet, S. P. 1996. Vaccinium. In: J. L. Luteyn et al., Ericaceae of the southeastern United States. Castanea 61:138.
  33. Vorsa, N. & J. Johnson-Cicalese. 2012. Chapter 6. American cranberry. Handbook of plant breeding. Fruit breeding 191-223.
  34. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.
  35. Wofford, B. E. Database of Tennessee vascular plants (on-line resource). URL: https://herbarium.utk.edu/vascular/vascular-database.php?CategoryID=Dicots&FamilyID=Ericaceae&GenusID=Vaccinium&SpeciesID=macrocarpon target='_blank'
  36. Zeldin, E. L. & B. H. McCown. 2002. Towards the development of a highly fertile polyploid cranberry. Acta Hort. 574:175-180. Note: this study examined the increase in ploidy level of Vaccinium macrocarpon (a natural occurring diploid species) for enhancing yields

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 16 September 2019.