Vaccinium sect. Vitis-idaea
Syn. Fl. Germ. Helv., 474. 1837.
Subshrubs, procumbent to ascending, 0.1–3.5 dm, rhizomatous, (floral buds prominent, pseudo terminal, rotund). Leaves persistent. Inflorescences terminal, racemes, 2–3-flowered, sometimes flowers solitary, borne on previous year’s growth. Pedicels articulated with calyx-tube. Flowers (short-pedicellate); sepals 4; petals 4 (–5), connate ca. 3/4 their lengths, corolla ± campanulate, (lobes not reflexed); stamens 8, included; anthers without awns, tubules 0.8–1.4 mm, with terminal pores. Berries 4-locular. Seeds ca. 10–20.
North America, Eurasia, circumboreal
"/4" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.