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Last updated 11/5/2009 by David Giblin.
Vaccinium membranaceum Douglas ex Torr.[FNA8, HC, HC2]
square-twig blueberry, tall huckleberry, thin-leaved huckleberry

Publication: U.S. Expl. Exped. 17: 377. 1874.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA8: "Vaccinium membranaceum is, by far, the most widely commercially utilized western huckleberry for fruit and is harvested extensively from the wild. This species served as an especially important source of food for native peoples throughout western North America, and the dried berries were used for winter food and trade.'

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Vaccinium coccineum Piper
Vaccinium globulare Rydb.[HC]
Vaccinium macrophyllum Piper
Vaccinium membranaceum Douglas ex Torr. var. rigidum (Hook.) Fernald