Vaccinium sect. Batodendron

(Nuttall) A. Gray

Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts, n. s. 3: 53. 1846.

Basionyms: Batodendron Nuttall Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. 8: 261. 1842
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 524. Mentioned on page 516.

Shrubs or trees, erect, 20-100 dm, not rhizomatous. Leaves tardily deciduous. Inflorescences terminal, racemes, 5-17-flowered, borne on previous year’s shoots or on older woody stems. Pedicels articulated with calyx-tube. Flowers: sepals 5; petals 5, connate for nearly their entire lengths, corolla campanulate to urceolate; stamens 10, included; anthers with awns, tubules 3-4 mm, with terminal pores. Berries pseudo 10-locular. Seeds 2-7.

Distribution

c, se United States, Mexico, West Indies, Central America

Discussion

Species 7 (1 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

"entire" is not a number.

epigynous +  and hypogynous +
Sam P. Vander Kloet +
(Nuttall) A. Gray +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
Batodendron +
ovate;oblong-lanceolate or spatulate +
membranous;coriaceous +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
c +, se United States +, Mexico +, West Indies +  and Central America +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
hairy +  and glabrous +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
ovoid;globose +
terminal +  and axillary +
pseudoverticillate +  and alternate +
deciduous +
usually much shorter +
shorter to longer +
serrate +  and entire +
10-locular +, pseudo +  and 4-5-locular +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
reduced +
not sticky +
4-5-carpellate +
Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts, n. s. +
5-17-flowered +
distinct +
ellipsoid +
procumbent +  and creeping +
creeping +, spreading +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
brochidodromous +
hairy +  and glabrous +
Vaccinium sect. Batodendron +
Vaccinium +
section +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
tree +  and shrub +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +
multicellular-hairy +