Vaccinium miquelii (PROSEA)

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Vaccinium miquelii Boerl.

Family: Ericaceae

Vernacular names

  • Indonesia: pandjang umur (Dempo), bunga karang (Kerintji), kaju katjar (Gajo).


Indonesia: Sumatra.


The fruits are edible.


  • Shrub or tree, up to 6 m tall.
  • Leaves elliptic-oblong, 1-2 cm × 0.4-0.8 cm.
  • Flowers bright scarlet, red or pink.
  • Fruit a berry, 4-5 mm diameter, pubescent, blue-blackish.

In summit vegetation, alpine scrub, at 1700-3400 m altitude. Flowering whole year. A creeping dwarf form is called var. atjehense Sleumer.

Selected sources

  • van Steenis, C.G.G.J. et al. (Editors), 1950-. Flora Malesiana. Series 1. Vol. 1, 4-10. Centre for Research and Development in Biology, Bogor, Indonesia, and Rijksherbarium, Leiden, the Netherlands. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston, London.


P.C.M. Jansen, J. Jukema, L.P.A. Oyen, T.G. van Lingen