Vaccinium sect. Oxycoccus

(Hill) W. D. J. Koch

Syn. Fl. Germ. Helv. 474. 1837..

Basionyms: Oxycoccus Hill Brit. Herb. 324, plate 46 [lower left]. 1756
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 518. Mentioned on page 515, 516.

Vines, trailing, sometimes ascending, 0.1-1.5 dm, not rhizomatous, (branches terete, slender, flexible, woody, glabrous or hairy, not verrucose, shoots from axillary buds). Leaves persistent. Inflorescences solitary flowers, in axils of leaflike bracts at base of current season or older shoots. Pedicels articulated with calyx-tube. Flowers (long-pedicellate); sepals 4; petals 4, slightly connate basally, corolla broadly ellipsoid; stamens 8, exserted; anthers without awns, tubules 2-6 mm, (slender), with terminal pores. Berries 4-locular. Seeds 3-12, (ca. 1 mm).

Distribution

North America, Eurasia, circumboreal

Discussion

Species 2 (2 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

"entire" is not a number.

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epigynous +  and hypogynous +
Sam P. Vander Kloet +
(Hill) W. D. J. Koch +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
Oxycoccus +
ovate;oblong-lanceolate or spatulate +
membranous;coriaceous +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
North America +, Eurasia +  and circumboreal +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
hairy +  and glabrous +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
ovoid;globose +
terminal +  and axillary +
pseudoverticillate +  and alternate +
persistent +
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 +
Syn. Fl. Germ. Helv. +
2-10-flowered +
distinct +
ellipsoid +
procumbent +  and creeping +
creeping +, spreading +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
brochidodromous +
hairy +  and glabrous +
Vaccinium sect. Oxycoccus +
Vaccinium +
section +
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 +
ascending +  and trailing +
multicellular-hairy +