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species

Bilberry
Vaccinium myrtillus L.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Ericales »  family Ericaceae »  genus Vaccinium - blueberry

Scientific synonyms

Vaccinium oreophilum Rydb.
Vaccinium myrtillus var. oreophilum (Rydb.) Dorn
Vaccinium myrtillus subsp. oreophilum (Rydb.) A. & D. Löve & Kapoor

Other names

= Myrtle Blueberry
= Myrtle Whortleberry
= Whortleberry

Images

Vaccinium myrtillus - Bilberry

Author: Ondřej Zicha

Vaccinium myrtillus - Bilberry

Author: Jaromír Hlídek

Vaccinium myrtillus - Bilberry

Author: Jakub Kašpar

fruit

Vaccinium myrtillus - Bilberry

Author: Jiří Bohdal

Taxon in country check-lists*

Europe: Czechia, Iceland

* List of countries might not be complete

Intertaxon relationships

fruit, spice

Biotopes

Links and literature

Honkavaara, J., Siitari, H., Saloranta, V. & Viitala, J. 2007: Avian seed ingestion changes germination patterns of bilberry, Vaccinium myrtillus. — Ann. Bot. Fennici 44: 8–17. http://www.sekj.org/PDF/anb44-free/anb44...
CZ EN Pladias [Vaccinium myrtillus]

Pladias [https://www.pladias.cz/] [as Vaccinium myrtillus]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2020
CZ Danihelka J., Chrtek J., Kaplan Z., Wild J. (2011): Seznam jmen cévnatých rostlin použitých v nálezové databázi květeny České republiky [http://www.ibot.cas.cz/index.php?p=sezna...], Botanický ústav AV ČR [as Vaccinium myrtillus L.]
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2013
EN Botanical Society of British Isles [http://www.bsbi.org.uk/], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Vaccinium myrtillus L.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012
CZ Kubát et al. (2002): Klíč ke květeně České republiky, Academia, Praha [as Vaccinium myrtillus L.]
Data retrieved on: 26 May 2019
EN C. Ulloa et al. (2017): An integrated assessment of the vascular plant species of the Americas, Science. 358. 1614-1617 [as Vaccinium myrtillus L.]
Data retrieved on: 19 September 2019
EN Danihelka J., Chrtek J. Jr. & Kaplan Z. (2012): Seznam cévnatých rostlin květeny České republiky, Preslia 84: 647–811 [as Vaccinium myrtillus L.]
Data retrieved on: 18 August 2019

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Explanations

g Dg -diagnostic species

m Dm - dominant species