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Species of the Genus Vaccinium


Phylum Sub Phylum Infra Phylum



Flowering Plants 

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Super Order Order Sub Order Infra Order



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Sub Genus

Genus Citation/Source


Genus Description

blueberry, huckleberry, vaccinium, blueberries 

Key to the Species table below

In the table below where the species is displayed in bold type the species may be found either in or around the British Isles or somewhere within the United Kingdom.


If high quality digital photographs are available the species name is displayed with the camera icon Camera Icon beside it along with the number of photos available or with the image icon Hand drawn or painted images of the specie are available to indicate that other types of image are available and their number. Please be aware many of these other images are included for their historic value some being in excess of 100 years old and may not be of high quality we achieve today, they do however reflect the state of scientific knowledge at the time.  To view any of the images click on the species name.


Other entries not found in or around the British Isles nor within the United Kingdom only have a basic data entry indicating the position of the species within the taxonomic structure. The purpose of displaying all members of a specific genus is to allow the user to determine how many members of a genus are UK residents or UK visitors.


Species of the Genera Vaccinium,
 of the Family Ericaceae,
    of the Order Ericales,
      of the Class Magnoliopsida,
        of the Phylum Magnoliophyta

Species - Sub Species - Variation Synonyms Common Name UK Status Habitat

Vaccinium alaskaense


Vaccinium angustifolium

lowbush blueberry


Vaccinium arboreum

tree sparkleberry


Vaccinium atlanticum

Huckleberry. Atlantic,


Vaccinium boreale

northern blueberry


Vaccinium caesariense

New Jersey blueberry


Vaccinium caespitosum

dwarf bilberry


Vaccinium caespitosum var caespitosum

dwarf bilberry


Vaccinium caespitosum var paludicola

dwarf bilberry


Vaccinium calycinum

ohelo kau la'au


Vaccinium carolinianum

Carolina huckleberry


Vaccinium corymbosum

Blueberry. Highbush,


Vaccinium crassifolium

creeping blueberry


Vaccinium crassifolium ssp. crassifolium

creeping blueberry


Vaccinium crassifolium ssp. sempervirens

creeping blueberry


Vaccinium darrowii

Darrow's blueberry


Vaccinium deliciosum

Cascade bilberry


Vaccinium dentatum



Vaccinium dobbinii

Dobbin's huckleberry


Vaccinium elliottii

Elliott's blueberry


Vaccinium erythrocarpum

southern mountain cranberry


Vaccinium formosum

southern blueberry


Vaccinium fuscatum

Blueberry. Black Highbush,


Vaccinium geminiflorum

Mexican blueberry


Vaccinium hirsutum

hairy blueberry


Vaccinium macrocarpon



Vaccinium margarettiae

Margarett's huckleberry


Vaccinium marianum



Vaccinium membranaceum

thinleaf huckleberry


Vaccinium microcarpum

Cranberry. Small,


Vaccinium myrsinites

shiny blueberry


Vaccinium myrtilloides

velvetleaf huckleberry


Vaccinium myrtillus

Bilberry, Whortleberry


Vaccinium myrtillus var oreophilum



Vaccinium nubigenum



Vaccinium ovalifolium

oval-leaf blueberry


Vaccinium ovatum

California huckleberry


Vaccinium oxycoccos

Cranberry, Small


Vaccinium pallidum

Blueberry. Blue Ridge,


Vaccinium parvifolium

red huckleberry


Vaccinium reticulatum

ohelo 'ai


Vaccinium scoparium

grouse whortleberry


Vaccinium simulatum

upland highbush blueberry


Vaccinium stamineum



Vaccinium tenellum

small black blueberry


Vaccinium uliginosum

Bilberry, Bog, Bog blueberry


Vaccinium virgatum

smallflower blueberry


Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Cowberry, Lingonberry


Vaccinium vitis-idaea ssp. minus

northern mountain cranberry


Vaccinium vitis-idaea x myrtillus

V. x intermedium



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