Phyllodoce caerulea

(Linnaeus) Babington

Man Brit. Bot., 194. 1843 ,.

Common names: Purple mountain heather phyllodoce bleue
Illustrated
Basionyms: Andromeda caerulea Linnaeus Sp. Pl. 1: 393. 1753
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 477. Mentioned on page 476.

Plants prostrate to ascending or erect, diffusely branched, often matlike, 5–25 cm. Leaves spreading, imbricate; blade linear to spatulate, 4–10 × 1–1.3 mm, margins finely glandular-serrulate, abaxial surface glabrous or glandular. Inflorescences umbellate, 1–6-flowered. Pedicels 10–30 mm, glandular; bracteoles 2. Flowers nodding; sepals linear to lanceolate, 3–4 mm, margins not ciliate, glandular abaxially; corolla purple, urceolate, constricted at mouth, 4–9 mm, glandular, lobes recurved, ca. 1 mm; stamens 8–10, included; filaments 3–3.5 mm, glabrous; anthers 1.2–1.5 mm; ovary globose, 2–2.5 mm, glandular; style included, 4–5 mm. Capsules 5-valved, globose, 2.5–3.5 mm, glandular. 2n = 24.


Phenology: Flowering Jul–Aug.
Habitat: Rocky tundra, early-melting alpine snowbeds
Elevation: 0-700(-1800) m

Distribution

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Greenland, Man., Nfld. and Labr., N.W.T., N.S., Nunavut, Ont., Que., Alaska, Maine, N.H., n Europe, e Asia (Japan), e Asia (Russian Far East)

Discussion

Phyllodoce caerulea hybridizes with P. aleutica.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Phyllodoce caerulea"
glandular +  and glabrous +
0.12 cm1.2 mm <br />0.0012 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
John G. Packer +  and A. Joyce Gould +
(Linnaeus) Babington +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
Andromeda caerulea +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
linear;spatulate +
coriaceous +
1mm;1.3mm +
older +  and young +
puberulent +, glabrous +  and glandular-hairy +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
Purple mountain heather +  and phyllodoce bleue +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
constricted +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
Greenland +, Man. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.W.T. +, N.S. +, Nunavut +, Ont. +, Que. +, Alaska +, Maine +, N.H. +, n Europe +, e Asia (Japan) +  and e Asia (Russian Far East) +
0-700(-1800) m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
broadly ovoid;globose +
Rocky tundra, early-melting alpine snowbeds +
multicellular +
1-6-flowered +  and umbellate +
terminal +  and axillary +
persistent +
glandular-serrulate +
revolute;plane;toothed;entire;revolute;plane;toothed;entire +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
globose +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
reduced +
not sticky +
Flowering Jul–Aug. +
4-5-carpellate +
Man Brit. Bot., +
distinct +
not tailed +  and ellipsoid +
linear +  and lanceolate +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
Illustrated +
procumbent +  and prostrate +
creeping +  and sprawling +
spreading +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
Undefined tribe Empetraceae +
Phyllodoce caerulea +
Phyllodoce +
species +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
plant +  and matlike +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +
prostrate +  and ascending or erect +