Gaylussacia mosieri

Small

Torreya 27: 36. 1927 ,.

Common names: Hirsute huckleberry
Endemic
Synonyms: Lasiococcus mosieri (Small) Small
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 533. Mentioned on page 531.

Plants 3–10 (–15) dm, forming small to extensive colonies; branches somewhat spreading; twigs of current season pale green, often finely glandular-hairy (hairs reddish). Leaves: petiole 1–2 mm; blade pale green abaxially, green adaxially, ovate to oblong, 2.5–5 × 0.7–2.5 cm, subcoriaceous, base cuneate, margins entire, apex rounded to obtuse, surfaces stipitate-glandular-hairy and eglandular-hairy (hairs relatively shorter), abaxial surface also sessile-glandular. Inflorescences spreading, 4–8-flowered, bracteate, 3–6 cm, often glandular-hairy (hairs silvery-silky, reddish, 1–1.5 mm); bracts persistent, leaflike, 5–12 mm at maturity, longer than pedicels, hairy and stipitate-glandular-hairy. Pedicels 5–7 mm, stipitate-glandular-hairy; bracteoles 1–2, 3–6 mm. Flowers: sepals 5, 2–3 mm, stipitate-glandular-hairy (hairs 1–1.5 mm); petals 4–5, corolla white or pinkish, campanulate, 6.5–8.5 mm (averaging 7.4 mm), lobes triangular, 1.2–1.7 mm; filaments 3–4 mm, glabrous; anthers included, 2.5–4.3 mm, thecae divergent distally; ovary stipitate-glandular-hairy (hairs 1–1.5 mm). Drupes juicy, sweet, glossy black, 6–9 mm diam., stipitate-glandular-hairy (hairs to 1 mm). Seeds 2–2.3 mm.


Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Pitcher plant bogs, hillside seepage bogs, wet pine savannas and flatwoods
Elevation: 0-100 m

Distribution

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Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss.

Discussion

Gaylussacia mosieri is an eastern Gulf coastal plain endemic found in Sarracenia-dominated seepage bogs; it is related to G. bigeloviana, G. dumosa, and G. orocola and is easily distinguished by the glandular hairs on the hypanthium, bracts, pedicels, and twigs: 1–1.5 mm versus less than 0.5 mm for the other three species.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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... more about "Gaylussacia mosieri"
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.43 cm4.3 mm <br />0.0043 m <br />) +
Rounded (?) +  and Obtuse (?) +
Bruce A. Sorrie +, Alan S. Weakley +  and Gordon C. Tucker +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
cuneate +
green +  and pale green +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
ovate;oblong +
subcoriaceous +
0.7cm;2.5cm +
persistent +
stipitate-glandular-hairy +  and hairy +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
small +  and extensive +
Hirsute huckleberry +
pinkish +  and white +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
0.65 cm6.5 mm <br />0.0065 m <br /> (0.85 cm8.5 mm <br />0.0085 m <br />) +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +  and Miss. +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
stipitate-glandular-hairy +
0-100 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
flattened +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
ovoid;globose +
Pitcher plant bogs, hillside seepage bogs, wet pine savannas and flatwoods +
bracteate +  and 4-8-flowered +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 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 +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
4 +  and 5 +
reduced +
not sticky +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Flowering spring. +
5-10-carpellate +
distinct +
ellipsoid +
2mm +  and 2.3mm +
stipitate-glandular-hairy +
deltate +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
procumbent +  and creeping +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
eglandular-hairy +  and stipitate-glandular-hairy +
Lasiococcus mosieri +
Gaylussacia mosieri +
Gaylussacia +
species +
papillose +
hairy +  and glabrous +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +
multicellular-hairy +