Vaccinium boreale

I. V. Hall & Aalders

Amer. J. Bot. 48: 200. 1961 ,.

Common names: Northern blueberry sweet hurts bleuet boréal
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 528. Mentioned on page 517.

Plants forming small, dense colonies, 0.1–0.9 dm, (superficially rhizomatous); twigs green, (delicate), angled, (intricately branched), hairy in lines. Leaves deciduous; blade bright green, narrowly elliptic, 8–21 × 2–6 mm, membranous, margins sharply, uniformly serrate, surfaces usually glabrous, eglandular abaxially. Flowers: calyx green, glaucous, glabrous (sometimes ciliate); corolla white to greenish white, cylindric, 3–4 mm; filaments ciliate. Berries blue, glaucous, 3–5 mm diam., glabrous. Seeds 10–30, ca. 1.1 mm. 2n = 24.


Phenology: Flowering late spring–early summer.
Habitat: Headlands, open, rocky uplands, alpine heaths and meadows, forest-tundra. 0-2000 m

Distribution

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N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.S., Que., Maine, N.H., N.Y., Vt.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"entire" is not a number.

... more about "Vaccinium boreale"
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
Sam P. Vander Kloet +
I. V. Hall & Aalders +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
glabrous +  and glaucous +
bright green +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (2.1 cm21 mm <br />0.021 m <br />) +
ovate;oblong-lanceolate or spatulate +
membranous +
2mm;6mm +
glabrous +  and glaucous +
Northern blueberry +, sweet hurts +  and bleuet boréal +
white +  and greenish white +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.S. +, Que. +, Maine +, N.H. +, N.Y. +  and Vt. +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
hairy +  and glabrous +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
ovoid;globose +
Headlands, open, rocky uplands, alpine heaths and meadows, forest-tundra. 0-2000 m +
terminal +  and axillary +
pseudoverticillate +  and alternate +
deciduous +
usually much shorter +
shorter to longer +
10-locular +, pseudo +  and 4-5-locular +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
reduced +
not sticky +
Flowering late spring–early summer. +
4-5-carpellate +
Amer. J. Bot. +
2-10-flowered +
distinct +
ellipsoid +
procumbent +  and creeping +
creeping +, spreading +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
Vaccinium boreale +
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 +