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Vaccinium uliginosum
Leaves and fruit
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Vaccinium
Species: V. uliginosum
Binomial name
Vaccinium uliginosum
L.

Vaccinium uliginosum (Bog Bilberry or Northern Bilberry) is a flowering plant in the genus Vaccinium.

Flowers

It is native to cool temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, at low altitudes in the Arctic, and at high altitudes south to the Pyrenees, the Alps, and the Caucasus in Europe, the mountains of Mongolia, northern China and central Japan in Asia, and the Sierra Nevada in California and the Rocky Mountains in Utah in North America. It grows on wet acidic soils on heathland, moorland, tundra, and in the understory of coniferous forests, from sea level in the Arctic, up to 3,400 m altitude in the south of the range.

It is a small deciduous shrub growing to 10-75 cm tall, rarely 1 m tall, with brown stems (unlike the green stems of the closely related Bilberry). The leaves are oval, 4-30 mm long and 2-15 mm wide, blue-green with pale net-like veins, with a smooth margin and rounded apex. The flowers are pendulous, urn-shaped, pale pink, 4-6 mm long, produced in mid spring. The fruit is a dark blue-black berry 5-8 mm diameter, with a white flesh, edible and sweet when ripe in late summer.

Some authors separate Arctic plants as V. uliginosum subsp. microphyllum Lange, and North American plants as V. uliginosum subsp. occidentale (A.Gray) Hultén, but these are not considered distinct by all authorities.

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Proper noun

Vaccinium uliginosum

  1. (taxonomy) A taxonomic species within the genus Vacciniumnorthern bilberry or bog bilberry.

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Vaccinium uliginosum

Taxonavigation

Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Unassigned Asterids
Ordo: Ericales
Familia: Ericaceae
Subfamilia: Vaccinioideae
Tribus: Vaccinieae
Genus: Vaccinium
Sectio: V. sect. Vaccinium
Species: Vaccinium uliginosum

Name

Vaccinium uliginosum L.

References

  • Species Plantarum 1:350. 1753
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]

Vernacular name

Türkçe: Bataklık yaban mersini
中文: 笃斯越橘, 笃斯越桔, 笃斯, 黑豆树, 都柿, 山都柿, 甸果, 地果, 龙果, 蛤塘果, 讷日苏, 吉厄特
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