Gaylussacia bigeloviana

(Fernald) Sorrie & Weakley

J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 1: 336. 2007 ,.

Common names: Bog huckleberry
Basionyms: Gaylussacia dumosa var. bigeloviana Fernald Rhodora 13: 99. 1911
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 533. Mentioned on page 531, 532, 534.

Plants (3–) 6–10 dm, forming small colonies; branches ascending to ± spreading; twigs of current season grayish brown, puberulent and glandular-hairy. Leaves: petiole to 1.5 mm; blade light green abaxially, shiny dark green adaxially, oblanceolate to obovate, 2–4 × 1–2 cm, subcoriaceous, base cuneate, margins entire (scattered stipitate-glandular-hairy and ciliate, 7–10 cilia per mm), apex obtuse to subacute, mucronate, surfaces persistently stipitate-glandular-hairy and sessile-glandular. Inflorescences erect or arching, 3–7-flowered, bracteate, 2–5 cm, stipitate-glandular-hairy and hairy; bracts persistent, leaflike, 2–5 mm, expanding to 5–10 mm, longer than pedicels, densely stipitate-glandular-hairy (hairs 0.3–0.5 mm). Pedicels 2–4 mm, stipitate-glandular-hairy; bracteoles 1–2, 2–5 mm. Flowers: sepals 5, 2 mm, densely stipitate-glandular-hairy (hairs 0.3–0.5 mm); petals 5, corolla white to pink or reddish, campanulate, 6.5–7.5 mm (averaging 7 mm), lobes triangular, 1.2–1.7 mm; filaments 0.3–0.5 mm, moderately hairy; anthers included, 3.2–4 mm (averaging 3.7 mm), thecae divergent distally; ovary stipitate-glandular-hairy (hairs 0.3–0.5 mm). Drupes juicy, insipid, black, 6–8 mm diam., moderately glandular-hairy. Seeds 1.7–2 mm.


Phenology: Flowering late spring–early summer.
Habitat: Wet, acidic, peat bogs, sphagnum-shrub swamps, beaver wetlands, Atlantic white cedar swamps, peat-based pocosins
Elevation: 0-500 m

Distribution

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N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., P.E.I., Que., Conn., Del., D.C., Maine, Md., Mass., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Pa., R.I., S.C.

Discussion

Gaylussacia bigeloviana has been confused with G. dumosa; there are points of difference, including plant height, corolla size, vestiture, habitat, and the northeastern-centered range of G. bigeloviana. Occurrences in North Carolina are in large, peat-based pocosins that lie mostly within Carolina bay geomorphological formations. The single South Carolina population occurs in an Atlantic white cedar wetland.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"entire" is not a number.

... more about "Gaylussacia bigeloviana"
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
0.32 cm3.2 mm <br />0.0032 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
Mucronate (?) +, Obtuse (?) +  and Subacute (?) +
Bruce A. Sorrie +, Alan S. Weakley +  and Gordon C. Tucker +
(Fernald) Sorrie & Weakley +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
cuneate +
Gaylussacia dumosa var. bigeloviana +
dark green +  and light green +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
oblanceolate;obovate +
subcoriaceous +
1cm;2cm +
persistent +
stipitate-glandular-hairy +
expanding +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
ascending;more or less spreading +
Bog huckleberry +
white +  and pink or reddish +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
0.65 cm6.5 mm <br />0.0065 m <br /> (0.75 cm7.5 mm <br />0.0075 m <br />) +
N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +, N.S. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Conn. +, Del. +, D.C. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Pa. +, R.I. +  and S.C. +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
glandular-hairy +
0-500 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
flattened +
0.03 cm0.3 mm <br />3.0e-4 m <br /> (0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br />) +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
ovoid;globose +
Wet, acidic, peat bogs, sphagnum-shrub swamps, beaver wetlands, Atlantic white cedar swamps, peat-based pocosins +
bracteate +  and 3-7-flowered +
arching +  and erect +
hairy +  and stipitate-glandular-hairy +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
pseudoverticillate +  and alternate +
deciduous +
triangular +
1.2mm +  and 1.7mm +
reticulodromous +
hairy +  and glabrous +
revolute;plane;crenate;entire;revolute;plane;crenate;entire +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
stipitate-glandular-hairy +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
stipitate-glandular-hairy +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
reduced +
not sticky +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
Flowering late spring–early summer. +
5-10-carpellate +
J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas +
glandular-hairy +  and puberulent +
distinct +
ellipsoid +
1.7mm +  and 2mm +
stipitate-glandular-hairy +
deltate +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
procumbent +  and creeping +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
stipitate-glandular-hairy +
Gaylussacia bigeloviana +
Gaylussacia +
species +
papillose +
hairy +  and glabrous +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +
multicellular-hairy +