Whereas billberry is growing wild on the plateaus of the Blachsea region, Lipaka is growing wild in the foresty areas of the Blacksea region too and is collected and used in different ways by the locals'.

The last to species are not being cultivated and not being agricultured in internment gardens. Thus, there are many different countries in which Vaccinium myrtillus are being collected from their natural growth environment and being used. On the other hand the Vaccinium viti-idea species is growing wild on the Kackar mountains and Vaccinium uliginosum is found natural in the east Blacksea region. Cultivated Vaccinium specieses are brought to Turkey in the years of 2000.


Botanical classification of the Vacciniums

Orgy: vegetable Section: Magnoliophyta

Group: Ericales

Race: Ericaceae

Under race: Vacciniaceae

Species: Vaccinium

Under species:



Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait. (Cranberry)

Cyanococcus (Blueberries)

Vaccinium corymbosum L. (highbush Blueberry)

Vaccinium ashei Reade (Tavsangozlu Blueberry)

Vaccinium angustifolium (lowbush Blueberry)

Myrtillus Vaccinium myrtillus (Bilberry)

Hemimyrtillus Vaccinium arctostaphylos L. (Likapa)

Vitis-idea Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. (Lingonberry)


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