Vaccinium exaristatum Kurz (Assam to China (S. Yunnan, S. Guizhou, W. Guangxi) and Indo-China: Assam, China South-Central, China Southeast, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO)

Vaccinium glaucoalbum Hook. f. ex C.B. Clarke (Himalaya to China (W. Yunnan) and N. Myanmar: China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Tibet as per POWO)


Vaccinium griffithianum Wight





An important document of species of Vaccinium occurring in India is Panda & Sanjappa (2014). It mentions 27 species in Indian territories. All species are well illustrated by line diagrams:
  1. V. amakhangium S.Panda & Sanjappa
  2. V. arbutoides C.B.Clarke
  3. V. chaetothrix Sleumer
  4. V. dendrocharis Hand.-Mazz. (colour image given)
  5. V. dunalianum Wight
  6. V. exaristatum Kurz
  7. V. gaultheriifolium (Griff.) Hook.f. ex C.B.Clarke
  8. V. glaucoalbum Hook.f. ex C.B.Clarke (colour image given)
  9. V. griffithianum Wight
  10. V. lamellatum P.F.Stevens
  11. V. leucobotrys (Nutt. ex Hook.) G.Nicholson
  12. V. manipurense (Watt ex Brandis) Sleumer
  13. V. modestum W.W.Sm.
  14. V. myodianum S.Panda & Sanjappa
  15. V. neilgherrense Wight
  16. V. nummularia Hook.f. & Thomson ex C.B.Clarke (colour image given)
  17. V. nuttallii (C.B.Clarke) Sleumer
  18. V. papulosum C.Y.Wu & R.C.Fang
  19. V. piliferum (Hook.f. ex C.B.Clarke) Sleumer
  20. V. retusum (Griff.) Hook.f. ex C.B.Clarke (colour image given)
  21. V. setipes Airy Shaw
  22. V. sikkimense C.B.Clarke
  23. V. sprengelii (G.Don) Sleumer ex Rehder
  24. V. subdissitifolium P.F.Stevens image
  25. V. symplocifolium (D.Don ex G.Don) Alston
  26. V. vacciniaceum (Roxb.) Sleumer
  27. V. venosum Wight

Reference: Panda, S. and Sanjappa, M. 2014. Vaccinium L. In, Sanjappa, M. & Sastry, A.R.K. (eds.) Fascicles of Flora of India Fascicle 25 Ericaceae. Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. pp. 390-452.


Binomial Habit Notes Ref. Distrib.
Vaccinium leschenaultii Wight var. leschenaultii Tree Western Ghats,
Evergreen Forests
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
Dindigul, Nilgiri, Tirunelveli
Vaccinium leschenaultii Wight var. pubescens
S.M. Rajendran, S.C. Agarwal & H.N. Verma
Tree Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests, Endemic
S.M. Rajendran,
S.C. Agarwal & H.N. Verma 2002
Virudhu nagar
Vaccinium leschenaultii Wight var. rotundifolia (Wight) Clarke Tree Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987; Gamble 1957
Vaccinium leschenaultii Wight var. zeylanica Clarke Shrub/

small tree

Ghats, Evergreen Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
Vaccinium neilgherrense Wight Shrub Western
Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Moist Deciduous to Evergreen Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
Coimbatore,  Namakkal, Nilgiri, Salem, Theni,
Tirunelveli,  Virudhu nagar


An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details-

Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)-


Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Brief details with keys


Vaccinium : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Vaccinium

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

I have added list of species of Vaccinium L. (Ericaceae) in India based on a BSI document which is not available online.


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