Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Family Ericaceae
Subfamily Vaccinioideae
Tribe Vaccinieae
Scientific name Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.
Synonyms Rhodococcum minus (Lodd.) Avrorin; Rhodococcum vitis-idaea (L.) Avrorin; Vaccinium jesoense Miquel; Vaccinium vitis-idaea (L.) Avrorin; Vaccinium vitis-idaea (L.) Avrorin subsp. minus (Loddiges) Hultén; Vaccinium vitis-idaea (L.) Avrorin var. minus Loddiges
Common name (Japanese common name) koke-momo (コケモモ, 苔桃 [meaning: tiny peach])
(English common name) alpine cranberry, cowberry, foxberry, lingberry
Distribution (Japan) Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu
(Other nations) Russia, Korea, China, Mongolia, Caucasus, Turkey, Europe, Canada, USA
Habitat Alpine or subalpine rocks.
Chromosomal number 2n=24
Description Plants 10-15cm tall. Leaves 1-2.5cm long. Flowers white or pale pink corollas 6-7mm long, flowering in June to July. Fruits red 7-10mm long. Evergreen. Shrub.
Reference Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.
Vaccinium vitis-idaea Linnaeus
Diurethanes (US Patent 4131751/1978)
Substituted alkoxyimino-pyridazones, their manufacture, and their use as herbicides (US Patent 4229205/1980)
Parabanic acid derivatives (US Patent 4283547/1981)
Benzothiadiazine compounds (US Patent 4298731/1981)
Heterocyclic sulfonamides (US Patent 4999045/1991)
Substituted 3-aminopyrazoles (US Patent 4316039/1982)
Cyclohexanedione derivatives, their preparation and herbicides containing them (US Patent 4422864/1983)
Dihydrothiophenecarboxylates and their use for controlling undersirable plant growth (US Patent 4437878/1984)
Aminothiadiazoles and their use for controlling undesirable plant growth (US Patnt 4642132/1987)
Hair dyeing by iridoid glycosides and aglycons thereof (US Patent 5078750/1992)
Phenylalkenylcarboxylic acids and their esters (US Patent 5123955/1992)
Control of protozoal disease (US Patent 5135746/1992)
Cyclohexenone oxime ethers, their preparation, intermediates for their preparation and their use as herbicides (US Patent 5228896/1993)
Nitro or amino substituted phenylalkyl or phenylalkenyl carboxylic acid derivatives (US Patent 5237089/1993)
Salicyloyl (thio)ether derivatives, their preparation and intermediates for their preparation (US Patent 5246914/1993)
Cinnamic esters (US Patent 5296451/1994)
N-aryltetrahydrophthalimide compounds (US Patent 5342824/1994)
Depigmenting cosmetic or dermatological composition containing arbutoside derivatives (US Patent 5346693/1994)
Naphthindazole-4,9-quinones (US Patent 5446168/1995)
Herbicidal tetrahydropyran-2,4-diones (US Patent 5389602/1995)
Cyclohexenone compounds, their preparation and their use for controlling undesirable plant growth (US Patent 5554582/1996)
Cyclohexenone oxime ethers, their preparation and their use as herbicides (US Patent 5574000/1996)
Dual phase oral compositions comprising a plant extract from the Ericaceae family (US Patent 5980869/1999)
Plant proanthocyanidin extract effective at inhibiting adherence of bacteria with P-type fimbriae to surfaces (US Patent 6608102/2003)
Skin whitening composition comprising bearberry and tetrahydrocurcumin (US Patent 6641845/2003)
Combinations of diterpene triepoxide lactones and ditepene lactones or triterpenes for synergistic inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2 (US Patent 6629835/2003)
Plant proanthocyanidin extract effective at inhibiting adherence of bacteria with p-type fimbriae to surfaces (US Patent 6720353/2004)
Dietary food supplement containing natural cyclooxygenase inhibitors and methods for inhibiting pain and inflammation (US Patent 6818234/2004)
Curcuminoid compositions exhibiting synergistic inhibition of the expression and/or activity of cyclooxygenase-2 (US Patent 6979470/2005)
Use of an extract of at least one vaccinium-type plant as an anti-glycation agent (US Patent 7005148/2006)
Preparation for oral administration (US Patent 7135198/2006)
Method of extracting and method of purifying an effective substance (US Patent 7282150/2007)
Compositions that treat or inhibit pathological conditions associated with inflammatory response (US Patent 7270835/2007)
Cosmetic composition comprising gingko biloba and sunscreen agents (US Patent 20070224138)

July 2009
at Mt. Fuji
July 2009
at Mt. Fuji
July 2009
at Mt. Fuji

June 2005
at Utsukushigahara Highland
June 2005
at Utsukushigahara Highland

July 2005
at Utsukushigahara Highland