1. Family: Ericaceae Durande
    1. Vaccinium L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Cosmopolitan.


    Ericaceae, Henk Beentje. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2006

    Small trees or shrubs, evergreen or deciduous
    Leaves alternate
    Flowers in axillary or terminal racemes, often with bracts, or solitary and axillary, 4– 5-merous (5-merous in our species), epigynous
    Calyx lobes small, persistent in fruit
    Corolla gamopetalous, rotate to urceolate-globose, lobes minute to almost free
    Stamens 8– 10, anthers at apex with tubular horn opening by terminal pore
    Ovary inferior, 4– 5-locular; ovules few; style single
    Fruit a succulent berry.

    Ericaceae, R. Ross. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

    Small trees, shrubs or sub–shrubs.
    Leaves alternate, subsessile or shortly petiolate, evergreen or deciduous.
    Flowers borne on axillary or terminal, usually bracteate, racemes, or solitary in the axils of the leaves, 4–merous or 5–merous.
    Bracts, when present, usually small and scale–like but sometimes leaf–like.
    Calyx and corolla actinomorphic and epigynous. Calyx lobes usually small, persistent in fruit.
    Corolla gamopetalous, rotate to urceolate–globose, from very shallowly divided to so deeply divided that the lobes are almost free.
    Stamens 8–10, the anthers with each theca prolonged at the apex into a tubular horn opening by a terminal pore, anther appendages present or absent.
    Ovary inferior, 4–5–locular, ovules few (2–15 per loculus); style single.
    Fruit a succulent berry; corolla, stamens and style shed in fruit.



    Doubtfully present in:


    Native to:

    Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Altay, Amur, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Azores, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Burundi, Buryatiya, California, Cambodia, Central European Rus, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Cook Is., Corse, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, Florida, France, Føroyar, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Iowa, Iran, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Khabarovsk, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kuril Is., Labrador, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Louisiana, Madagascar, Madeira, Magadan, Maine, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Manitoba, Marquesas, Maryland, Masachusettes, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland, Nicaragua, North Carolina, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ogasawara-shoto, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Panamá, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Puerto Rico, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Rwanda, Sakhalin, Samoa, Saskatchewan, Society Is., Solomon Is., South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Svalbard, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Utah, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vermont, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Siberia, West Virginia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Wyoming, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    South Georgia

    Vaccinium L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 2003 Willis, F.R. [184], Indonesia 72298.000
    Ward, F.K. [9197] 10013.000
    Cruttwell, N.G. [1303], Papua New Guinea 23926.000
    Sands, M.J.S. [7191], Indonesia 74031.000
    Sands, M.J.S. [7181], Indonesia 74028.000
    Sands, M.J.S. [7070], Indonesia 74035.000
    Rees, T. [40], Papua New Guinea 44778.000
    Johns, R.J. [9044], New Guinea 70185.000
    Johns, R.J. [9117], New Guinea 64343.000
    Johns, R.J. [8963], New Guinea 70608.000
    Johns, R.J. [10103], New Guinea 70624.000
    Johns, R.J. [9955], New Guinea 70627.000
    Johns, R.J. [9044], Indonesia 64552.000
    Utteridge, T.M.A. [149], Indonesia 62399.000
    Utteridge, T.M.A. [133], Indonesia 62403.000
    Utteridge, T.M.A. [134], Indonesia 62407.000
    Utteridge, T.M.A. [211], Indonesia 62416.000
    Heatubun, C.D. [228], Indonesia 72370.000

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 349 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1972). Flora Europaea 3: 1-370. Cambridge University Press.


    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 166 (1754).
    • Sp. Pl. 1: 349 (1753)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • L., Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 166 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl. 1: 349 (1753)


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