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Oxycoccus

 

a genus of evergreen plants of the subfamily Vacciniaceae, frequently included in the genus Vaccinium. They are primarily small creeping subshrubs with slender stems and small coriaceous leaves. The flowers are reddish pink and have four petals, four sepals, and eight stamens. The fruit is a dark red berry. There are four species, distributed in the cold and temperate regions of Eurasia and North America. Two species are found in the USSR. The species Oxycoccus quadripetalus grows widely in sphagnum and peat bogs, sometimes forming large thickets. The berries are valuable food products. They contain citric acid, benzoic acid, and other acids; pectin substances (glycoside vacciniine); and vitamins C and P. The berries, which can be kept for extended periods, are widely used in the food industry and in the production of vodka liqueurs. The berries and extract of the plant are used as cooling, antipyretic, and antiscorbutic agents, and also for intensifying the effect of antibiotics and sulfonamides. The plant increases glandular secretion in the gastrointentinal tract, and it is used for treating gastritis caused by lowered secretions. Species of Oxycoccus are cultivated in North America.

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2207) suggested that warming over 30 years was an important reason why brown bears in northern Spain switched from Vaccinium berries to other foods during hyperphagia.
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Our study suggests that tree islands and krummholz are creating safe sites for several plant species: moss, Vaccinium uliginosum, Andromeda polifolia, Salix lanata, and Vaccinium vitis-idaea near Churchill, and Vaccinium vitis-idaea and lichen in the Mealy Mountains.
Melampyrum pratense, Rubus chamaemorus, Vaccinium myrtillus, Aulacomnium palustre, Cladina spp.
The remnant tamarack bog species in the shrub layer include Vaccinium corymbosum, Ilex verticillata, Aronia melanocarpa, and Nemopanthus mucronatus.
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meridionale in the studied zones corresponded to the habitats previously described by Luteyn (2002) who mentioned preference of neotropical Vaccinium spp.
1] Lycopersicon esculentum 2,97-15,69 3,78-11,44 Dryobalanops lanceolata 4,65 132 Picea abies 10-100 ne Betula pubesceras 20-650 ne Agrostis capillaris 21-3751 24-8268 Taxodium japonicum 49,4 [+ o -] 0,6 75,3 [+ o -] 0,5 Betula glandulosa 50 70 Ledum palustre 60 120 Sorbus aucuparia 70-1930 ne Thea sinensis 71,5 [+ o -] 0,5 106 [+ o -] 2 Vicia villosa 71,7 [+ o -] 0,4 98,7 [+ o -] 0,5 Rubus fructicosus 76-336 55-185 Picea abies 78-110 60-110 Empetrum nigrum 80 160 Sasa nipponica 87 [+ o -] 2 113 [+ o -] 3 Abies alba 97 61 Populus nigra 100-535 186-890 Salix arcticum 120 190 Vaccinium vitis-idaea 130 210 Hedera helix 172 75 Matteuccia sp.
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