Vaccinium macrocarpon

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Large cranberry, American Cranberry, Bearberry
Vaccinium macrocarpon
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Vaccinium
Species: V. macrocarpon
Binomial name
Vaccinium macrocarpon
  • Oxycoccus macrocarpus

Vaccinium macrocarpon (also called large cranberry, American cranberry and bearberry) is a cranberry of the subgenus Oxycoccus and genus Vaccinium. It is native to North America (eastern Canada, and eastern United States, south to North Carolina at high altitudes). Preliminary studies show V. macrocarpon fruit has antibacterial activity against the intestinal pathogens Escherichia coli and Listeria monocytogenes.[2]

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  1. ^ "Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) Synonyms". The Natural Standard Research Collaboration. MayoClinic. 
  2. ^ Lacombe A, McGivney C, Tadepalli S, Sun X, Wu VC (2013). "The effect of American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) constituents on the growth inhibition, membrane integrity, and injury of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes in comparison to Lactobacillus rhamnosus". Food Microbiology 34 (2): 352–359. doi:10.1016/ PMID 23541202.