Vaccinium erythrocarpum

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Vaccinium erythrocarpum
Vaccinium erythrocarpum BB-1913.jpg
1913 illustration[1]
Scientific classification
V. erythrocarpum
Binomial name
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
Michx. 1803
  • all are synonyms of subspecies japonicum
  • Vaccinium japonicum Miq.
  • Hugeria japonica (Miq.) Nakai
  • Oxycoccoides japonica (Miq.) Nakai
  • Oxycoccus japonicus (Miq.) Makino
  • Vaccinium erythrocarpum var. fauriei Sleumer
  • Vaccinium erythrocarpum var. ciliare Matsumura
  • Vaccinium erythrocarpum var. sinicum (Nakai) Rehder
  • Vaccinium erythrocarpum var. lasiostemon Hayata

Vaccinium erythrocarpum – also commonly known as mountain blueberry,[4] southern mountain cranberry, bearberry, arando, and dingleberry[5] – is a species of cranberry.

Vaccinium erythrocarpum has an oddly discontinuous distribution, with one subspecies in the southeastern United States and the other in east Asia.[6][3]

Vaccinium erythrocarpum is a deciduous shrub. Its flowers bloom in June; the individual flowers are hermaphrodite and are pollinated by insects. They produce scarlet, transparent berries. It grows in woodlands and areas of dappled shade.[6]

  • Vaccinium erythrocarpum subsp. erythrocarpum (Miq.) Kloet – southern Appalachian Mountains of southeastern United States (from West Virginia to northeastern Georgia)[7]
  • Vaccinium erythrocarpum subsp. japonicum – China, Japan, Korea[6][8]


  1. ^ illustration from An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 2: 705. Authors: Britton, N.L., & A. Brown.
  2. ^ Tropicos, Vaccinium erythrocarpum subsp. japonicum (Miq.) Kloet
  3. ^ a b c Kloet, Sake Pieter Vander. 1991. Rhodora 93(875): 235
  4. ^ English Names for Korean Native Plants (PDF). Pocheon: Korea National Arboretum. 2015. p. 667. ISBN 978-89-97450-98-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017 – via Korea Forest Service.
  5. ^ Edward A. Cope (2001). Muenscher's Keys to Woody Plants: An Expanded Guide to Native and Cultivated Species. Cornell University Press. p. 262. ISBN 0-8014-8702-1.
  6. ^ a b c d Flora of north America, Vaccinium erythrocarpum Michaux, 1803
  7. ^ "Biota of North America Program, 2014 county distribution map". Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  8. ^ Flora of China, Vaccinium japonicum Miquel, 1863. 日本扁枝越桔 ri ben bian zhi yue ju

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