from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of heathlike shrubs including the crowberry (Empetrum nigrum).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of low, heath-like shrubs, of 2 species, the type of the natural order Empetraceæ; the crowberry or crakeberry.
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- n. crowberries
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Growth response of subarctic dwarf shrubs, Empetrum nigrum and Vaccinium vitis-ideae, to manipulated environmental conditions and species removal.
Growth response of subarctic dwarf shrubs, '' Empetrum nigrum '' and '' Vaccinium vitis-ideae '', to manipulated environmental conditions and species removal.
Laine  showed that the reproduction of bilberry ( '' Vaccinium myrtillus '') depended to some extent on the climate in the previous years (see section 14.7.3 for examples of this in trees), whereas Shevtsova et al.  showed no such response for co-occurring lingonberry and crowberry ( '' Empetrum nigrum '').
Four dwarf shrubs were studied over the first three years of the experiment; one, the deciduous bilberry, showed increased annual stem growth (length) in the first year whereas two other evergreen dwarf shrubs (mountain crowberry – '' Empetrum hermaphroditum '' and lingonberry) showed reduced growth.
Allelopathic effects by Empetrum hermaphroditum on seed germination of two boreal tree species.
'' Racomitrium ''/'' Empetrum '' heath in Iceland showing erosion.
Typical species are dwarf birch Betula nana, Arctic crowberry Empetrum nigrum ssp. hermaphroditum and Arctic blueberry Vaccinium uliginosum ssp. microphyllum.
The dwarf scrub communities are dominated by crowberry (Empetrum nigrum) and include other ericads (Vaccinium spp.), arctic willow (Salix arctica), and white mountain-avens (Dryas octopetala).
This is a diverse community of ferns, sedges, grasses, angiosperms and mosses and is dominated by B. palmiforme, crowberry Empetrum rumbrum, grasses and sedges.
In frost pockets a heath dominated by Empetrum and Bolax is found.