Vaccinium ovalifolium

Smith in A. Rees

in A. Rees, Cycl. 36: Vaccinium no. 2. 1817,.

Common names: Early blueberry oval-leaf huckleberry airelle à feuilles ovées
Illustrated
Synonyms: Vaccinium alaskaense Howell
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 524. Mentioned on page 516, 522.

Plants crown-forming, clumped, suckering when disturbed, rarely forming extensive colonies, 3–40 dm, not rhizomatous; twigs yellow-green or golden brown, glaucous, usually terete, sometimes somewhat angled, glabrous, sometimes hairy in lines. Leaf-blades pale green or glaucous abaxially, slightly darker pale green adaxially, ovate to elliptic, rarely obovate, 25–39 × 16–20 mm, margins entire to obscurely serrate, abaxial surface glabrous, eglandular (sometimes hairy or glandular along midvein), adaxial surface usually glabrous (sometimes hairy and/or glandular). Flowers: calyx pale green or glaucous, lobes vestigial or absent, glabrous; corolla pink, bronze-pink, or greenish white, globose, sometimes urceolate, 5–7 × 4–5 mm, thin, glaucous; filaments glabrous or pilose basally. Berries blue, dull purplish black, or black, sometimes glaucous, 8–10 mm diam. Seeds ca. 1 mm. 2n = 24, 48.


Phenology: Flowering spring-mid summer(-late summer).
Habitat: Moist or mesic coniferous woods, transitional habitats adjacent to these coniferous stands, cut-over coniferous woods, verges of road cuts, margins of coniferous woods, peaty slopes
Elevation: 0-2100 m

Distribution

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Alta., B.C., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., Ont., Que., Yukon, Alaska, Idaho, Mich., Oreg., S.Dak., Wash., e Asia (c Japan), e Asia (Kamchatka)

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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

... more about "Vaccinium ovalifolium"
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
Sam P. Vander Kloet +
Smith in A. Rees +
conspicuous +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
black +, purplish black +, dull +  and blue +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
ovate;oblong-lanceolate or spatulate +
membranous;coriaceous +
extensive +
Early blueberry +, oval-leaf huckleberry +  and airelle à feuilles ovées +
greenish white +, bronze-pink +  and pink +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +, N.S. +, Ont. +, Que. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Idaho +, Mich. +, Oreg. +, S.Dak. +, Wash. +, e Asia (c Japan) +  and e Asia (Kamchatka) +
0-2100 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
pilose +  and glabrous +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
ovoid;globose +
Moist or mesic coniferous woods, transitional habitats adjacent to these coniferous stands, cut-over coniferous woods, verges of road cuts, margins of coniferous woods, peaty slopes +
terminal +  and axillary +
green +, darker pale +  and pale green +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (3.9 cm39 mm <br />0.039 m <br />) +
1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
pseudoverticillate +  and alternate +
subpersistent +  and deciduous +
usually much shorter +
shorter to longer +
entire +  and obscurely serrate +
10-locular +, pseudo +  and 4-5-locular +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
reduced +
not sticky +
Flowering spring-mid summer(-late summer). +
4-5-carpellate +
in A. Rees, Cycl. +
2-10-flowered +
distinct +
ellipsoid +
Illustrated +
procumbent +  and creeping +
creeping +, spreading +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
brochidodromous +
hairy +  and glabrous +
Vaccinium alaskaense +
Vaccinium ovalifolium +
Vaccinium sect. Myrtillus +
species +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
golden brown +  and yellow-green +
hairy +, glabrous +  and glaucous +
angled +  and terete +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
plant +  and suckering +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +
multicellular-hairy +