Vaccinium cespitosum

Michaux

Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 234. 1803 ,.

Common names: Dwarf bilberry airelle gazonnante
Synonyms: Vaccinium arbuscula (A. Gray) Merriam Vaccinium caespitosum var. arbuscula A. Gray Vaccinium caespitosum var. paludicola (Camp) Hultén Vaccinium geminiflorum Camp Vaccinium nivictum Vaccinium paludicola
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 524. Mentioned on page 516, 522.

Plants forming dense colonies, 0.3–6 dm, superficially rhizomatous; twigs yellow-green, reddish green, or reddish-brown, terete to somewhat angled, finely puberulent or, rarely, glabrous. Leaf-blades green, usually oblanceolate, sometimes obovate or narrowly elliptic, 10–30 × 3–12 mm, margins usually serrulate from apex to at least mid-blade, surfaces usually glandular abaxially, usually glabrous adaxially. Flowers: calyx pale green, lobes vestigial, glabrous; corolla white, white with pink striping, or pink, cylindric-urceolate to globose, 4–7 × 3–5 mm, thin, glaucous; filaments glabrous. Berries usually blue, glaucous, rarely dull black, 5–9 mm diam. Seeds ca. 1 mm. 2n = 24.


Phenology: Flowering late spring-mid summer.
Habitat: Open, usually dry habitats, from lowland to subalpine areas
Elevation: 0-4500 m

Distribution

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Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.W.T., N.S., Nunavut, Ont., Que., Sask., Yukon, Alaska, Calif., Colo., Idaho, Maine, Mich., Minn., Mont., N.H., N.Mex., N.Y., Oreg., Vt., Wash., Wis., Wyo., Mexico (Chihuahua), Mexico (Durango), Mexico (Hidalgo), Central America (Guatemala)

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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No values specified."entire" is not a number.

... more about "Vaccinium cespitosum"
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
Sam P. Vander Kloet +
Michaux +
conspicuous +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
black +  and blue +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
ovate;oblong-lanceolate or spatulate +
membranous;coriaceous +
Dwarf bilberry +  and airelle gazonnante +
pink +, punct +, white with pink striping +  and white +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.W.T. +, N.S. +, Nunavut +, Ont. +, Que. +, Sask. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Maine +, Mich. +, Minn. +, Mont. +, N.H. +, N.Mex. +, N.Y. +, Oreg. +, Vt. +, Wash. +, Wis. +, Wyo. +, Mexico (Chihuahua) +, Mexico (Durango) +, Mexico (Hidalgo) +  and Central America (Guatemala) +
0-4500 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
ovoid;globose +
Open, usually dry habitats, from lowland to subalpine areas +
terminal +  and axillary +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
pseudoverticillate +  and alternate +
subpersistent +  and 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-mid summer. +
4-5-carpellate +
Fl. Bor.-Amer. +
2-10-flowered +
distinct +
ellipsoid +
procumbent +  and creeping +
creeping +, spreading +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
brochidodromous +
Vaccinium arbuscula +, Vaccinium caespitosum var. arbuscula +, Vaccinium caespitosum var. paludicola +, Vaccinium geminiflorum +, Vaccinium nivictum +  and Vaccinium paludicola +
Vaccinium cespitosum +
Vaccinium sect. Myrtillus +
species +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
reddish-brown +, reddish green +  and yellow-green +
glabrous +, , +  and puberulent +
angled +  and terete to somewhat +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +
multicellular-hairy +