Vaccinium sect. Oxycoccoides

Bentham and Hooker f.

Gen. Pl. 2: 574. 1876.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 517. Mentioned on page 516.

Shrubs, erect, (5-) 8-15 (-30) dm, weakly rhizomatous, (main growth carried out by shoots other than those that bear flowers, bud composed of 2 partially fused prophylls). Leaves deciduous. Inflorescences solitary flowers in leaf-axils, borne toward ends of shoots of current season. Pedicels continuous with calyx-tube. Flowers: sepals 4; petals 4, slightly connate basally, corolla broadly cylindric; stamens 8, exserted; anthers without awns, tubules 3-5 mm. Berries 4-locular (20-25 ovules per locule). Seeds 10-20.

Distribution

e North America, e Asia

Discussion

Species 1.

Selected References

None.

"entire" is not a number.

epigynous +  and hypogynous +
Sam P. Vander Kloet +
Bentham and Hooker f. +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
ovate;oblong-lanceolate or spatulate +
membranous;coriaceous +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
e North America +  and e Asia +
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 +
2-10-flowered +
distinct +
ellipsoid +
procumbent +  and creeping +
creeping +, spreading +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
brochidodromous +
hairy +  and glabrous +
Vaccinium sect. Oxycoccoides +
Vaccinium +
section +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +
multicellular-hairy +