Vaccinium myrtilloides

Michaux

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

Common names: Velvetleaf blueberry sourtop bleuet fausse-myrtille
IllustratedEndemic
Synonyms: Cyanococcus canadensis (Kalm ex Richardson) Rydberg Vaccinium angustifolium var. myrtilloides (Michaux) House Vaccinium canadense Kalm ex Richardson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 529. Mentioned on page 517.

Plants forming ± open colonies, 1–11.5 dm; twigs greenish brown, terete, pilose or hairy. Leaves deciduous; blade green, elliptic, 23–35 × 8–16 mm, membranous to subcoriaceous, margins entire, surfaces ± densely hairy (sometimes mostly on veins), eglandular, sometimes glabrescent. Flowers: calyx green, glabrous, (eglandular); corolla greenish white to pink, urceolate, 3–5 mm, (eglandular); filaments usually hairy. Berries blue, glaucous, 6–8 mm diam., glabrous. Seeds 10–40, ca. 1 mm. 2n = 24.


Phenology: Flowering late spring–early summer.
Habitat: Open or disturbed sites in boreal forest, muskegs, bogs, barrens, headlands, outcrops, mountain meadows
Elevation: 0-1700 m

Distribution

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Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Labr.), N.W.T., N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask., Conn., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Maine, Mass., Minn., Mont., N.H., N.Y., Ohio, Pa., Vt., W.Va., Wis.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"entire" is not a number.

... more about "Vaccinium myrtilloides"
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
Sam P. Vander Kloet +
Michaux +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
glabrous +  and glaucous +
2.3 cm23 mm <br />0.023 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
ovate;oblong-lanceolate or spatulate +
membranous;subcoriaceous +
8mm;16mm +
Velvetleaf blueberry +, sourtop +  and bleuet fausse-myrtille +
greenish white +  and pink +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. (Labr.) +, N.W.T. +, N.S. +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Sask. +, Conn. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, Maine +, Mass. +, Minn. +, Mont. +, N.H. +, N.Y. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, Vt. +, W.Va. +  and Wis. +
0-1700 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
ovoid;globose +
Open or disturbed sites in boreal forest, muskegs, bogs, barrens, headlands, outcrops, 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 late spring–early summer. +
4-5-carpellate +
Fl. Bor.-Amer. +
2-10-flowered +
distinct +
ellipsoid +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
procumbent +  and creeping +
creeping +, spreading +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
glabrescent +  and hairy +
Cyanococcus canadensis +, Vaccinium angustifolium var. myrtilloides +  and Vaccinium canadense +
Vaccinium myrtilloides +
Vaccinium sect. Cyanococcus +
species +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
greenish brown +
hairy +  and pilose +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +
multicellular-hairy +