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Last updated 11/5/2009 by David Giblin.
Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton[FNA8, HC, HC2]
cultivated cranberry, large cranberry

Publication: Hort. Kew. 2: 13, plate 7. 1789.

Origin: Introduced from northeastern United States

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA8: "Vaccinium macrocarpon is introduced and escaping elsewhere (British Columbia, Oregon, Washington) with respect to its normal range in eastern North America."

References:

» Bruederle, L. P., M. S. Hugan, and J. M. Dignan. 1996. Genetic variation in natural populations of the large cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait. (Ericaceae). Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 123: 41-47.
» Ogle, D. W. 1984. Phytogeography of Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton in the southern United States. Virginia J. Sci. 35: 31-47.
» Upton, R., ed. 2002. Cranberry Fruit: Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton. Standards of Analysis, Quality Control, and Therapeutics. Santa Cruz.
Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Oxycoccus macrocarpus (Aiton) Pers., invalid name