Vaccinium sect. Pyxothamnus

Sleumer

Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 71: 417. 1941.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 530. Mentioned on page 516.

Plants forming small to extensive, open colonies, 0.8–10 dm; twigs green, glaucous, or yellow, ± angled, hairy in lines, often glabrous. Leaves deciduous; blade pale green or glaucous abaxially, dark green adaxially, ovate to broadly elliptic, 25–38 × 13–22 mm, membranous to subcoriaceous, margins ± entire, abaxial surface usually glabrous, rarely hairy, eglandular. Flowers: calyx green, glaucous, glabrous; corolla greenish white with pink striping, cylindro-urceolate, 4–10 mm; filaments ± glabrous. Berries usually blue, glaucous, 4–8 mm diam., glabrous. Seeds 5–20, ca. 1 mm. 2n = 24, 48.

Distribution

w North America, Mexico, Central America, n South America

Discussion

Species 7 or 8 (1 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

"entire" is not a number.

hairy +  and glabrous +
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
Sam P. Vander Kloet +
Sleumer +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
glabrous +  and glaucous +
dark green +  and pale green +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (3.8 cm38 mm <br />0.038 m <br />) +
ovate;broadly elliptic +
membranous;subcoriaceous +
13mm;22mm +
glabrous +  and glaucous +
small +  and extensive +
greenish white with pink striping +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
w North America +, Mexico +, Central America +  and n South America +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
ovoid;globose +
terminal +  and axillary +
pseudoverticillate +  and alternate +
deciduous +
usually much shorter +
shorter to longer +
10-locular +, pseudo +  and 4-5-locular +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
nearly +, distinct +  and connate +
4 +  and 5 +
reduced +
not sticky +
4-5-carpellate +
Bot. Jahrb. Syst. +
2-10-flowered +
distinct +
ellipsoid +
4 +  and 5 +
procumbent +  and creeping +
creeping +, spreading +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
brochidodromous +
hairy +  and glabrous +
Vaccinium sect. Pyxothamnus +
Vaccinium +
section +
yellow +  and green +
glabrous +, hairy +  and glaucous +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +
multicellular-hairy +