Gaultheria Kalm ex L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 395 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Asia to Australasia, America.


Native to:

Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Assam, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, British Columbia, California, Cambodia, Chile Central, Chile South, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Is., Galápagos, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Japan, Jawa, Juan Fernández Is., Kentucky, Kuril Is., Labrador, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Maine, Malaya, Maluku, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Myanmar, Nepal, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, Nicaragua, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Panamá, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Prince Edward I., Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Sakhalin, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tasmania, Tennessee, Thailand, Tibet, Trinidad-Tobago, Utah, Venezuela, Vermont, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Virginia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Wyoming

Introduced into:

France, Great Britain, Ireland


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

  • Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt. (2014). Plantas alimenticias y medicinales nativas de Colombia. 2567 registros, aportados por: Castellanos, C. (Contacto del recurso), Valderrama, N. (Creador del recurso, Autor), Bernal, Y. (Autor), García, N. (Autor).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
17829.000 No
Utteridge, T.M.A. [353], New Guinea 70642.000 No
Pernettya 10020.000 No
Pernettya 17408.000 No


  • Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

    • ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants.
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants.