Vaccinium angustifolium

Aiton

Hort. Kew. 2: 11. 1789 ,.

Common names: Early low-bush blueberry bleuet à feuilles étroites
Endemic
Synonyms: Vaccinium angustifolium var. hypolasium Fernald Vaccinium angustifolium var. laevifolium House Vaccinium angustifolium var. nigrum (Alph. Wood) Dole Vaccinium brittonii Lamarck Vaccinium lamarckii Vaccinium nigrum Vaccinium pensylvanicum var. nigrum Alph. Wood
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 528. Mentioned on page 371, 517, 529.

Plants forming dense, extensive colonies, 1–3 dm; twigs of current season green to glaucous, ± angled, glabrous or hairy. Leaves deciduous; blade dark to pale green or glaucous, elliptic to narrowly elliptic, 15–41 × (5–) 6–16 (–20) mm, margins usually sharply, uniformly serrate (serrations sometimes minute, tipped with stipitate gland), surfaces glabrous or hairy, especially along abaxial midvein, eglandular abaxially. Flowers: calyx green, glaucous, glabrous; corolla usually white, cylindric to urceolate, 4–6 mm; filaments ciliate; (tubules with introrse, elongate pores). Berries black or blue, rarely white, 3–12 mm diam., glabrous. Seeds (3–) 10–15 (–20), ca. 1.2 mm. 2n = 48.


Phenology: Flowering spring–early summer.
Habitat: Headlands, high moors, dry, sandy areas, peaty barrens, rocky outcroppings, pine barrens, oak parklands, regeneration forests, abandoned pastures and bogs
Elevation: 0-1900 m

Distribution

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St. Pierre and Miquelon, Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Conn., Del., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., R.I., Tenn., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis.

Discussion

Vaccinium angustifolium is extensively harvested from cultivated and wild plants in New England (especially Maine) and in Quebec and the Canadian Maritime Provinces.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"entire" is not a number.

... more about "Vaccinium angustifolium"
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
Sam P. Vander Kloet +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
white +, blue +  and black +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
elliptic +  and elliptic to narrowly +
1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (4.1 cm41 mm <br />0.041 m <br />) +
ovate;oblong-lanceolate or spatulate +
membranous;coriaceous +
6mm;16mm +
glabrous +  and glaucous +
extensive +
Early low-bush blueberry +  and bleuet à feuilles étroites +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
St. Pierre and Miquelon +, Man. +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.S. +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Conn. +, Del. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, R.I. +, Tenn. +, Vt. +, Va. +, W.Va. +  and Wis. +
0-1900 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
hairy +  and glabrous +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
ovoid;globose +
Headlands, high moors, dry, sandy areas, peaty barrens, rocky outcroppings, pine barrens, oak parklands, regeneration forests, abandoned pastures and bogs +
terminal +  and axillary +
pseudoverticillate +  and alternate +
deciduous +
usually much shorter +
shorter to longer +
elliptic to narrowly +
dark +  and pale green +
10-locular +, pseudo +  and 4-5-locular +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
reduced +
not sticky +
Flowering spring–early summer. +
4-5-carpellate +
2-10-flowered +
hairy +, glabrous +  and glaucous +
distinct +
ellipsoid +
procumbent +  and creeping +
creeping +, spreading +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
hairy +  and glabrous +
Vaccinium angustifolium var. hypolasium +, Vaccinium angustifolium var. laevifolium +, Vaccinium angustifolium var. nigrum +, Vaccinium brittonii +, Vaccinium lamarckii +, Vaccinium nigrum +  and Vaccinium pensylvanicum var. nigrum +
Vaccinium angustifolium +
Vaccinium sect. Cyanococcus +
species +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +
multicellular-hairy +