Vaccinium macrocarpon

Aiton

Hort. Kew. 2: 13, plate 7. 1789,.

Common names: Cranberry canneberge à gros fruits
IllustratedEndemic
Synonyms: Oxycoccus macrocarpus (Aiton) Persoon
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 519. Mentioned on page 372, 515, 516.

Plants often ascending, shoots 0.4–1.5 dm. Leaf-blades glaucous abaxially, green adaxially, usually narrowly elliptic to elliptic, rarely oblong, 5–18 × 2–55 mm, margins entire, slightly revolute. Inflorescences in axils of leaflike bracts at base of current-year’s shoots. Pedicels nodding, slender, 2–3 cm, bracteolate; bracteoles 2, greenish white, scalelike, 1–2 mm wide. Flowers: calyx lobes relatively small; corolla strongly reflexed at anthesis, white to pink; filaments hairy; anther tubules 1–2 mm. Berries red to pink, 9–14 mm diam., smooth. 2n = 24.


Phenology: Flowering late spring–early summer.
Habitat: Bogs, swamps, mires, wet shores and headlands
Elevation: 0-1400 m

Distribution

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

Discussion

Vaccinium macrocarpon is introduced and escaping elsewhere (British Columbia, Oregon, Washington) with respect to its normal range in eastern North America.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"entire" is not a number."dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

... more about "Vaccinium macrocarpon"
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Sam P. Vander Kloet +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
Oxycoccus +
red +  and pink +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br />) +
ovate;oblong-lanceolate or spatulate +
membranous;coriaceous +
greenish white +
scale-like +
Cranberry +  and canneberge à gros fruits +
white +  and pink +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
St. Pierre and Miquelon +, B.C. +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +, N.S. +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Conn. +, Del. +, D.C. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Oreg. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, Tenn. +, Vt. +, Va. +, Wash. +, W.Va. +, Wis. +  and in Europe +
0-1400 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
ovoid;globose +
Bogs, swamps, mires, wet shores and headlands +
terminal +  and axillary +
elliptic to elliptic +  and elliptic +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (5.5 cm55 mm <br />0.055 m <br />) +
pseudoverticillate +  and alternate +
persistent +
usually much shorter +
shorter to longer +
10-locular +, pseudo +  and 4-5-locular +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
reduced +
not sticky +
Flowering late spring–early summer. +
4-5-carpellate +
2-10-flowered +
distinct +
ellipsoid +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
procumbent +  and creeping +
creeping +, spreading +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
brochidodromous +
hairy +  and glabrous +
Oxycoccus macrocarpus +
Vaccinium macrocarpon +
Vaccinium sect. Oxycoccus +
species +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +
multicellular-hairy +