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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Ericaceae
Subfamilia: Vaccinioideae
Tribus: Vaccinieae
Genus: Vaccinium
Sectio: V. sect. Oxycoccoides
Species: Vaccinium erythrocarpum

Vaccinium erythrocarpum Michx.

Hugeria erythrocarpa (Michx.) Small
Oxycoccoides erythrocarpus (Michx.) Nakai
Oxycoccus erectus Pursh
Oxycoccus erythrocarpus (Michx.) Pers.
Schollera erecta (Pursh) Steud.
Schollera erythrocarpa (Michx.) Britton
Schollera erythrocarpa(Michx.) Steud.

Native distribution areas:
Primary references

Michaux, A. 1803. Flora Boreali-Americana: sistens caracteres plantarum quas in America septentrionali collegit et detexit Andreas Michaux. Vol. 1. Parisiis et Argentorati: fratres Levrault. BHL Reference page. : 1:227.


Hassler, M. 2020. Vaccinium erythrocarpum. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 29. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Vaccinium erythrocarpum in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 29. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Vaccinium erythrocarpum. Published online. Accessed: May 29 2020.
Tropicos.org 2020. Vaccinium erythrocarpum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 29.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Vaccinium erythrocarpum in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 2020 May 29.

Vernacular names
English: Southern Mountain Cranberry

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]


illustration from An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 2: 705. Authors: Britton, N.L., & A. Brown.
Tropicos, Vaccinium erythrocarpum subsp. japonicum (Miq.) Kloet
Kloet, Sake Pieter Vander. 1991. Rhodora 93(875): 235
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.
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.
Flora of north America, Vaccinium erythrocarpum Michaux, 1803
"Biota of North America Program, 2014 county distribution map". BONAP.net. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
Flora of China, Vaccinium japonicum Miquel, 1863. 日本扁枝越桔 ri ben bian zhi yue ju

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