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Vaccinium vitis-idaea
(cowberry)

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Vaccinium vitis-idaea (cowberry)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 25 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Vaccinium vitis-idaea
  • Preferred Common Name
  • cowberry
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Fruits
  • Traditional/folklore
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.

Preferred Common Name

  • cowberry

International Common Names

  • English: Foxberry; red whortleberry; whimberry
  • Spanish: Arandano encarnado
  • French: Airelle rouge; Myrtille ponctuee
  • Portuguese: airella-vermelha

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Kronsbeere; Preiselbeere
  • Italy: Mirtillo rosso; Vite d'orso
  • Netherlands: roode Bosbes
  • Sweden: Lingon

EPPO code

  • VACVI (Vaccinium vitis-idaea)

Taxonomic Tree

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

Uses List

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Human food and beverage

  • Fruits

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore