Gaylussacia orocola

(Small) Camp

Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 62: 132. 1935 ,.

Common names: Blue Ridge huckleberry
Basionyms: Lasiococcus orocola Small Man. S.E. Fl., 1009, 1506. 1933
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 533. Mentioned on page 531.

Plants 4–10 dm, forming small colonies (by rhizomes); branches ascending; twigs of current season grayish brown, puberulent and sparsely stipitate-glandular, becoming glabrate. Leaves: petiole 0.5–1.5 mm; blade light green abaxially, dark green adaxially, oblanceolate to obovate, 1.9–2.9 × 0.9–1.2 cm, subcoriaceous, base cuneate, margins entire, (scattered stipitate-glandular-hairy and ciliate, 6–8 cilia per mm), apex subacute, mucronate, surfaces persistently stipitate-glandular-hairy and sessile-glandular (often sparsely stellate-eglandular-hairy abaxially). Inflorescences erect or arching, 4–8-flowered, bracteate, 2–5 cm, hairy and stipitate-glandular; 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 2–3 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, campanulate, 5.5–6.5 mm (averaging 6 mm), lobes triangular, 1–1.5 mm; filaments 0.3–0.5 mm, sparsely hairy; anthers included, 2.5–3.2 mm (averaging 2.8 mm), thecae divergent distally; ovary glandular-hairy (hairs 0.3–0.5 mm). Drupes juicy, insipid, black, 6–8 mm diam., sparsely glandular-hairy. Seeds 1.5–1.8 mm.


Phenology: Flowering late spring–early summer.
Habitat: Peaty montane seepage bogs
Elevation: 500-1800 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Gaylussacia orocola is known from five counties in western North Carolina, where it inhabits montane bogs in the Blue Ridge Mountains with other rare or disjunct taxa, such as Sarracenia jonesii, S. purpurea var. montana, and Myrica gale.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"entire" is not a number.

... more about "Gaylussacia orocola"
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.32 cm3.2 mm <br />0.0032 m <br />) +
Bruce A. Sorrie +, Alan S. Weakley +  and Gordon C. Tucker +
(Small) Camp +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
cuneate +
Lasiococcus orocola +
dark green +  and light green +
1.9 cm19 mm <br />0.019 m <br /> (2.9 cm29 mm <br />0.029 m <br />) +
oblanceolate;obovate +
subcoriaceous +
0.9cm;1.2cm +
persistent +
stipitate-glandular-hairy +
expanding +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
Blue Ridge huckleberry +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
0.55 cm5.5 mm <br />0.0055 m <br /> (0.65 cm6.5 mm <br />0.0065 m <br />) +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
glandular-hairy +
500-1800 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 +
Peaty montane seepage bogs +
bracteate +  and 4-8-flowered +
arching +  and erect +
stipitate-glandular +  and hairy +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
pseudoverticillate +  and alternate +
deciduous +
triangular +
1mm +  and 1.5mm +
reticulodromous +
hairy +  and glabrous +
revolute;plane;crenate;entire;revolute;plane;crenate;entire +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
glandular-hairy +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
stipitate-glandular-hairy +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
reduced +
not sticky +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
Flowering late spring–early summer. +
5-10-carpellate +
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club +
glabrate +, stipitate-glandular +  and puberulent +
distinct +
ellipsoid +
1.5mm +  and 1.8mm +
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 orocola +
Gaylussacia +
species +
papillose +
hairy +  and glabrous +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +
multicellular-hairy +