Vaccinium macrocarpon

ClassificationDicots
FamilyEricaceae
Family (Traditional)Ericaceae
GenusVaccinium
Species:Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton
Common NameCranberry
Growth Habitshrub
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: shrub; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Evergreen; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 4; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Berry; Fruit Wet/Dry: Wet; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: axillary; Inflorescence Types: solitary; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: Yes; Petal Number: 4; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 0; Sepal Number: 4; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 8; Tepal Fusion: No; Tepal Number: 0
C value 8
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[S2] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Coffee (TN), Johnson (TN), Overton (TN), Polk (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ETSU, APSC, HTTU, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0169446 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
TENN-V-0169464 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
TENN-V-0169455 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
TENN-V-0169460 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
TENN-V-0241226 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
TENN-V-0169456 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
TENN-V-0169457 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
TENN-V-0169453 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
TENN-V-0169452 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
TENN-V-0169451 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
TENN-V-0169454 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
TENN-V-0169449 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
TENN-V-0169465 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
TENN-V-0169448 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
TENN-V-0169463 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
ETSU008344 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Vaccinium macrocarpon
TENN-V-0169450 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
TENN-V-0241225 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
TENN-V-0169461 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
TENN-V-0169458 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
TENN-V-0169459 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
UCHT022606 Johnson Tennessee
UCHT
Vaccinium macrocarpon
HTTU007875 Overton Tennessee
HTTU
Vaccinium macrocarpon
TENN-V-0243845 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
ETSU032593 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Vaccinium macrocarpon
TENN-V-0169447 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
TENN-V-0169462 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium macrocarpon
APSC0015412 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Vaccinium macrocarpon
HTTU007876 Johnson Tennessee
HTTU
Vaccinium macrocarpon
UCHT033850 Tennessee
UCHT
Vaccinium macrocarpon
ETSU032603 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Vaccinium macrocarpon
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Vaccinium macrocarpon - Alaina Krakowiak
Vaccinium macrocarpon - Alaina Krakowiak