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Taxon: Vaccinium reticulatum Sm.

Genus: Vaccinium
Section: Myrtillus
Family: Ericaceae
Subfamily: Vaccinioideae
Tribe: Vaccinieae
Nomen number: 41053
Place of publication: A. Rees, Cycl. 36: Vaccinium no. 30. 1817
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-Jun-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 31 (31 active, 27 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: potential as ornamental
  • Human food: fruit

Distributional Range:


    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]


  1. Bassil, N. V. et al. 2010. Microsatellite markers distinguish Hawaiian ohelo from other Vaccinium L. section Myrtillus species. Acta Hort. 859:81-88.
  2. Follet, P. A. & F. T. Zee. 2011. Host status of Vaccinium reticulatum (Ericaceae) to invasive Tephritid fruit flies in Hawaii. J. Econ. Entomol. 104:571-573.
  3. Hummer, K. E. et al. 2012. Chapter 4. Emerging fruit crops. Handbook of plant breeding. Fruit breeding 8:97-147. Note: this review recognizes the importance of this species as an emergent crop
  4. Powell, E. A. & K. A. Kron. 2002. Hawaiian blueberries and their relatives - A phylogenetic analysis of Vaccinium sections Macropelma, Myrtillus, and Hemimyrtillus (Ericaceae). Syst. Bot. 27:768-779. URL: www.aspt.net/systematic-botany
  5. Vander Kloet, S. P. 1996. Taxonomy of Vaccinium sect. Macropelma (Ericaceae). Syst. Bot. 21:363. URL: www.aspt.net/systematic-botany
  6. Vorsa, N. & J. Johnson-Cicalese. 2012. Chapter 6. American cranberry. Handbook of plant breeding. Fruit breeding 6:191-223.
  7. Wagner, W. L. et al. 1990. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i
  8. Wagner, W. L. et al. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (on-line resource).
  9. Zeldin, E. I. et al. 1997. Intersectional hybrids of lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea, sect. Vitis-idaea) and cranberry (V. macrocarpon, sect. Oxycoccus to V. reticulatum, sect. Macropelma). Acta Hort. 446:235-238.

Check other web resources for Vaccinium reticulatum Sm. :

  • 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:
  • 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=41053. Accessed 20 September 2019.