Vaccinium sect. Polycodium

(Rafinesque) Rehder

Man. Cult. Trees 725. 1927..

Basionyms: Polycodium Rafinesque Amer. Monthly Mag. & Crit. Rev. 2: 266. 1818
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 521. Mentioned on page 515, 516.

Shrubs, erect, 2-50 dm, often weakly rhizomatous. Leaves usually tardily deciduous, rarely persistent. Inflorescences axillary, racemes, (leafy), borne on previous year’s shoots. Pedicels continuous with calyx-tube. Flowers: sepals 5; petals 5, connate for nearly their entire lengths, corolla (open in bud), campanulate; stamens 10, exserted; anthers with awns, tubules 4-6 mm, terminating in lacinate pores. Berries pseudo 10-locular. Seeds 5-16.

Distribution

North America, n Mexico

Discussion

Species 1.

Selected References

None.

"entire" is not a number.

epigynous +  and hypogynous +
Sam P. Vander Kloet +
(Rafinesque) Rehder +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
Polycodium +
ovate;oblong-lanceolate or spatulate +
membranous;coriaceous +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
North America +  and n Mexico +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
hairy +  and glabrous +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
ovoid;globose +
pseudoverticillate +  and alternate +
persistent +  and 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 +
Man. Cult. Trees +
2-10-flowered +
distinct +
ellipsoid +
procumbent +  and creeping +
creeping +, spreading +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
brochidodromous +
hairy +  and glabrous +
Vaccinium sect. Polycodium +
Vaccinium +
section +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +
multicellular-hairy +