Sorting Vaccinium names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :


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Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton

SYNONYM(S) :  Vaccinium angustifolium  Ait.  var. hypolasium Fernald , Vaccinium angustifolium Ait.  var.  laevifolium House, Vaccinium angustifolium  Ait.  var.   nigrum (Alph. Wood) Dole, Vaccinium brittonii Porter ex C. Bicknell, Vaccinium lamarckii Camp.,  Vaccinium pensylvanicum Lam., Vaccinium pensylvanicum  Lam.  var.  nigrum  Alph. Wood

ENGLISH :  Blueberry,  Late sweet blueberry,  Low sweet blueberry, Lowbush blueberry,  Sweethurts,   Upland lowbush blueberry.

FRENCH :  Airelle à feuilles étroites (Canada),
Bleuet nain.

Vaccinium arboreum Marshall

ENGLISH :   Farkleberry; Sparkleberry, Winter huckleberry.

Vaccinium corymbosum L.

SYNONYM(S) :   Vaccinium constablaei A. Gray

American blueberry,   Blueberry,  Highbush blueberry,  Swamp blueberry.

FRENCH :  Airelle d'Amérique, Airelle en
corymbe (Canada),  Bleuet à corymbes, Corymbelle, Myrtille d'Amérique,  Myrtille géante

GERMAN :  Amerikanische Blueberry.

SPANISH :  Arándano americano.

Vaccinium crassifolium Andrews

ENGLISH :    Creeping blueberry.

Vaccinium delavayi Franch.

ENGLISH :    Delaway blueberry.

Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton

SYNONYM(S) : Oxycoccus macrocarpos (Aiton) Pers.

CHINESE :   大果越桔  Da guo yue jie,   大果越橘  Da guo yue ju,   大果酸果蔓越橘   Da guo suan guo man yue ju, 蔓越橘  Man yue ju (Taiwan),   蔓越莓  Man yue mei (Taiwan). 

ENGLISH : American cranberry, Bearberry, Cranberry, Craneberry, Large cranberry.

FRENCH :   Airelle à gros fruits, Airelle canneberge, Atoca (Canada), Atoka (Canada), Canneberge à feuillage persistant, Canneberge d'Amérique, Gros atoca (Canada), Pois de fagne (Canada), Pomme des prés (Canada).

GERMAN : Große Moosbeere, Kranbeere.

JAPANESE :   オオミノツルコケモモ  Oomi no tsuruko kemomo.

RUSSIAN :    Клюква  Kliukva, Клюква обыкновенная  Kliukva  obyknovennaia, Клюквенный порошок.

SPANISH : Arándano americano, Arándano trepador.


Vaccinium myrtillus L.

CHINESE :   黑果越桔   Hei guo yue jie,   欧洲越橘    Ou zhou yue ju,  山桑子   Shan sang zi.

ENGLISH : Bilberry, Blaeberry, Burren myrtle,  Dyeberry, False huckleberry, Hurtleberry, Whinberry,  Whortleberry, Wineberry.  Blueberry ?

FRENCH :  Airelle noire,  Ambreselle, Brimbelle, Maurettes, Myrtille, Myrtille vraie, Raisin des bois.

GERMAN : Bickbeere, Heidelbeere, Blaubeere, Schwarzbeere.

ITALIAN : Mirtillo.

JAPANESE :  ビルベリー      Biruberii.

RUSSIAN :   Черника миртолистная.

SPANISH : Arándano, Ráspano, Mirtillo.


Vaccinium oxycoccos L.

SYNONYM(S) :  Oxycoccus hagerupii A. Löve & D. Löve, Oxycoccus microcarpus Turcz. ex Rupr., Oxycoccus palustris Pers., Oxycoccus quadripetalus Gilib., Vaccinium hagerupii (A. Löve & D. Löve) Ahokas, Vaccinium microcarpum (Turcz. ex Rupr.) Schmalh., Vaccinium palustre Salisb.

CHINESE :   红莓苔子  Hong mei tai zi.

ENGLISH : Cranberry, European cranberry, Mossberry, Small cranberry.

FRENCH :  Airelle canneberge (Canada), Atoca (Canada), Canneberge.

GERMAN : Moosbeere.

JAPANESE :   クランベリー  Kuranberii,     ツルコケモモ  Tsuru kokemomo.

Клюква  Kliukva , Клюква четырехлепестная  Kliukva chetyvexlepestnaia.


Vaccinium ovatum  Pursh.

Box blueberry, California huckleberry, Evergreen huckleberry.

Vaccinium pallidum Aiton

SYNONYM(S) :   Vaccinium altomontanum Ashe ,  Vaccinium vacillans Kalm ex Torr.

ENGLISH :   Blueberry,   Hillside blueberry,  Hillside lowbush blueberry.

Vaccinium praestans Lamb.

Cherry blueberry.

Vaccinium uliginosum L.

SYNONYM(S) :   Vaccinium gaultherioides Bigelow,  Vaccinium occidentale A. Gray, Vaccinium uliginosum L. subsp. gaultherioides (Bigelow) S. B. Young, Vaccinium uliginosum L. var. microphyllum Lange, Vaccinium uliginosum L. subsp. occidentale (A. Gray) Hultén

ENGLISH :  Bog bilberry, Bog blueberry, Moorberry, Western-huckleberry.

GERMAN :  Moosbeere, Rauschbeere.



Vaccinium virgatum Aiton

SYNONYM(S) :   Vaccinium amoenum Aiton, Vaccinium ashei J. M. Reade

ENGLISH :  Rabbit-eye blueberry,  Southern black blueberry.

Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.

CHINESE :     红豆越橘  Hong dou yue ju,   红豆越橘   Ji hong dou yue ju,   越桔  Yue jie.

DANISH : Tyttebær.

DUTCH : Rode bosbessen, Vossenbessen.

ENGLISH : Alpine cranberry, Cowberry, Foxberry, Lingberry, Lingen, Lingenberry, Lingon, Lingonberry, Mountain cranberry, Moss cranberry,  Northern mountain-cranberry, Partridgeberry, Red cranberry, Red whortleberry, Rock cranberry.

FRENCH :  Airelle aux petites baies rouges, Airelle rouge, Airelle vigne-d'Ida (Canada),  Myrtille rouge.

GERMAN : Glan, Grantl, Kronsbeeren, Preiselbeere, Riffelbeeren .

ITALIAN : Mirtillo rosso.

JAPANESE :    コケモモ    Ko kemomo.

RUSSIAN :  БрусникаБрусніцыБрусничные.

SPANISH : Arándano encarnado, Arándano rojo.



Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. subsp. minus (G. Lodd.) Hultén

SYNONYM(S) : Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. var. minus G. Lodd.


Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. subsp. vitis-idaea






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