Vaccinium

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Vaccinium
Blueberry fruits
Blueberries
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Ericales
Family:Ericaceae
Genus:Vaccinium
Species

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Vaccinium is a genus of shrubs in the plant Family Ericaceae including the cranberry, blueberry, lingonberry, bilberry, and huckleberry. The genus contains about 450 species, which are found mostly in the cooler areas of the Northern Hemisphere, although there are tropical species from as widely separated areas as Madagascar and Hawai`i. The plants prefer heath landscapes, as well as open forests.

The fruit develops from an inferior ovary, and is botanically a false berry.

There are two subgenera:

The name Vaccinium is of obscure derivation, but has nothing to do with cows, despite the similarity in the name to the Latin vacca for a cow.da:Blle (Vaccinium) de:Heidelbeere eo:Vakcinio fr:airelle ja:スノキ属

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