Vaccinium hirsutum

Buckley

Amer. J. Sci. Arts 45: 175. 1843 ,.

Common names: Hairy blueberry woolly berry
Endemic
Synonyms: Cyanococcus hirsutus (Buckley) Small
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 529. Mentioned on page 517.

Plants forming open colonies, 2–5 (–7.5) dm; twigs green, slightly angled, pilose or hairy. Leaves deciduous; blade green, elliptic, 23–62 × 10–36 mm, subcoriaceous, margins entire, surfaces densely hairy, eglandular abaxially. Flowers: calyx green, glandular-hairy; corolla white, cylindric, 5–9 mm, (glandular-hairy); filaments hairy. Berries black, 7–9 mm diam., hairy. Seeds 3–9, ca. 1 mm. 2n = 48.


Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Dry oak-pine ridges and mountain meadows
Elevation: 600-1500 m

Discussion

Vaccinium hirsutum is uncommon (but not threatened) in Tennessee, rare in North Carolina, and probably extirpated in Georgia.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"entire" is not a number.

... more about "Vaccinium hirsutum"
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
Sam P. Vander Kloet +
Buckley +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
2.3 cm23 mm <br />0.023 m <br /> (6.2 cm62 mm <br />0.062 m <br />) +
ovate;oblong-lanceolate or spatulate +
subcoriaceous +
10mm;36mm +
glandular-hairy +
Hairy blueberry +  and woolly berry +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
Ga. +, N.C. +  and Tenn. +
600-1500 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
ovoid;globose +
Dry oak-pine ridges and mountain meadows +
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 summer. +
4-5-carpellate +
Amer. J. Sci. Arts +
2-10-flowered +
distinct +
ellipsoid +
procumbent +  and creeping +
creeping +, spreading +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
Cyanococcus hirsutus +
Vaccinium hirsutum +
Vaccinium sect. Cyanococcus +
species +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
hairy +  and pilose +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +
multicellular-hairy +