Vaccinium tenellum

Aiton

Hort. Kew. 2: 12. 1789 ,.

Common names: Small black blueberry
Endemic
Synonyms: Cyanococcus tenellus (Aiton) Small
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 528. Mentioned on page 517.

Plants forming extensive, open colonies, 1–7.5 dm; twigs yellowish green, ± terete, hairy. Leaves deciduous, rarely persistent; blade green, spatulate to elliptic, 13–40 × 3–17 mm, subcoriaceous, margins sharply to obscurely serrate, surfaces glandular abaxially, hairy especially when young, rarely glabrous. Flowers: calyx pale green, sometimes hairy; corolla usually white tinged with pink, cylindric, 5–9 mm; filaments ± hairy. Berries black, 6–8 mm diam., sometimes puberulent. Seeds 5–25, ca. 1 mm. 2n = 24.


Phenology: Flowering winter–spring.
Habitat: Dry sand hills, pine barrens, scrubby oak woods, open pine parkland, and flatwoods subject to burning
Elevation: 0-200 m

Distribution

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Ala., Fla., Ga., Miss., N.C., S.C., Va.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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... more about "Vaccinium tenellum"
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
Sam P. Vander Kloet +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
spatulate;elliptic +
subcoriaceous +
3mm;17mm +
extensive +
Small black blueberry +
white tinged with pink +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, S.C. +  and Va. +
0-200 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
ovoid;globose +
Dry sand hills, pine barrens, scrubby oak woods, open pine parkland, and flatwoods subject to burning +
terminal +  and axillary +
pseudoverticillate +  and alternate +
persistent +  and deciduous +
usually much shorter +
shorter to longer +
10-locular +, pseudo +  and 4-5-locular +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
reduced +
not sticky +
Flowering winter–spring. +
4-5-carpellate +
2-10-flowered +
distinct +
ellipsoid +
procumbent +  and creeping +
creeping +, spreading +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
brochidodromous +
glabrous +  and hairy +
Cyanococcus tenellus +
Vaccinium tenellum +
Vaccinium sect. Cyanococcus +
species +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
yellowish green +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +
multicellular-hairy +