Vaccinium sect. Vitis-idaea

W. D. J. Koch

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

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 520. Mentioned on page 516.

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.

Distribution

North America, Eurasia, circumboreal

Discussion

Species 1.

Selected References

None.

"/4" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

epigynous +  and hypogynous +
Sam P. Vander Kloet +
W. D. J. Koch +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
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., +
distinct +
ellipsoid +
procumbent +  and creeping +
creeping +, spreading +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
brochidodromous +
hairy +  and glabrous +
Vaccinium sect. Vitis-idaea +
Vaccinium +
section +
0.08 cm0.8 mm <br />8.0e-4 m <br /> (0.14 cm1.4 mm <br />0.0014 m <br />) +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
subshrub +  and procumbent +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +
multicellular-hairy +