Metameric variability of Vaccinium uliginosum L. [Metamerinis Vaccinium uliginosum L. kintamumas]. – Botanica Lithuanica, 8(2): 145–151

Vacinium uliginosum L. in Lithuania is represented by two subspecies – subsp. microphyllum Lange Meddel. and subsp. uliginosum as well as four varieties of the type subspecies (V. uliginosum var. uliginosum, V. uliginosum var. longifrons Bornmüller, V. uliginosum var. viridifolium Lekavi?ius et Butkus, and V. uliginosum var. leucocarpum B. Fedtsch.). They differ by the leaf and berry colour, shape, and size. Moreover, two new morphotypes of the type variety have been selected for leaf shape and size (round-leaved and large-leaved) as well as five morphotypes for berry size and shape (round-berried, oblong-berried, flat-berried, cubic-berried, and small-berried). However, a taxonomic status of the new morphotypes should be verified by the further investigations under the ex situ conditions.

Keywords: Vaccinium uliginosum, variety, metameric variability.