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Last updated 11/5/2009 by David Giblin.
Vaccinium corymbosum L.[FNA8, HC2]
high-bush blueberry

Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 350. 1753.

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA8: "Every morphological variant of the high-bush blueberry has been named formally at one time or another. At least 25 such taxa have been raised to specific rank; none is distinct throughout its putative range nor has the properties normally associated with biological species, including Vaccinium atrococcum and V. elliottii. See S. P. Vander Kloet (1980) for a complete list of synonyms. Feral populations readily become established wherever cultivars have been planted, e.g., Britain, British Columbia, Japan, Missouri, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Washington, and Wisconsin."

References:

» Vander Kloet, S. P. 1980. The taxonomy of the highbush blueberry, Vaccinium corymbosum. Canad. J. Bot. 58: 1187-1201. Vander Kloet, S. P. 1980b. Erratum: The taxonomy of the highbush blueberry, Vaccinium corymbosum. Canad. J. Bot. 58: 2028-2029.
Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Cyanococcus amoenus (Aiton) Small
Cyanococcus atrococcus (A. Gray) Small
Cyanococcus corymbosus (L.) Rydb.
Vaccinium amoenum Aiton