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Vaccinium macrocarpon
(cranberry)

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Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Vaccinium macrocarpon
  • Preferred Common Name
  • cranberry
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Beverage base
  • Fruits
  • Traditional/folklore

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Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry); mature fruits ready for harvest.
TitleMature fruits ready for harvest
CaptionVaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry); mature fruits ready for harvest.
Copyright©Teryl R. Roper
Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry); mature fruits ready for harvest.
Mature fruits ready for harvestVaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry); mature fruits ready for harvest.©Teryl R. Roper

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton

Preferred Common Name

  • cranberry

Other Scientific Names

  • Oxycoccus macrocarpos (Aiton) Pers.
  • Vaccinium macrocarpum

International Common Names

  • Spanish: arándano agrio
  • French: canneberge

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Preiselbeere
  • Greece: mirtidio
  • Italy: mirtillo del Canada
  • Lithuania: spanguoles
  • Netherlands: lepeltjeheide

EPPO code

  • VACMA (Vaccinium macrocarpon)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Ericales
  •                         Family: Ericaceae
  •                             Genus: Vaccinium
  •                                 Species: Vaccinium macrocarpon

Uses List

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Human food and beverage

  • Beverage base
  • Fruits

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore