Vaccinium macrocarpon

Aiton

Hort. Kew. 2: 13, plate 7. 1789,.

Common names: Cranberry canneberge à gros fruits
IllustratedEndemic
Synonyms: Oxycoccus macrocarpus (Aiton) Persoon
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 519. Mentioned on page 372, 515, 516.

Plants often ascending, shoots 0.4–1.5 dm. Leaf blades glaucous abaxially, green adaxially, usually narrowly elliptic to elliptic, rarely oblong, 5–18 × 2–55 mm, margins entire, slightly revolute. Inflorescences in axils of leaflike bracts at base of current year’s shoots. Pedicels nodding, slender, 2–3 cm, bracteolate; bracteoles 2, greenish white, scalelike, 1–2 mm wide. Flowers: calyx lobes relatively small; corolla strongly reflexed at anthesis, white to pink; filaments hairy; anther tubules 1–2 mm. Berries red to pink, 9–14 mm diam., smooth. 2n = 24.


Phenology: Flowering late spring–early summer.
Habitat: Bogs, swamps, mires, wet shores and headlands
Elevation: 0-1400 m

Distribution

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St. Pierre and Miquelon, B.C., N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Conn., Del., D.C., Ill., Ind., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Oreg., Pa., R.I., Tenn., Vt., Va., Wash., W.Va., Wis., introduced in Europe.

Discussion

Vaccinium macrocarpon is introduced and escaping elsewhere (British Columbia, Oregon, Washington) with respect to its normal range in eastern North America.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Vaccinium macrocarpon"
Sam P. Vander Kloet +
Oxycoccus +
Cranberry +  and canneberge à gros fruits +
St. Pierre and Miquelon +, B.C. +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +, N.S. +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Conn. +, Del. +, D.C. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Oreg. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, Tenn. +, Vt. +, Va. +, Wash. +, W.Va. +, Wis. +  and introduced in Europe. +
0-1400 m +
Bogs, swamps, mires, wet shores and headlands +
Flowering late spring–early summer. +
bruederle1996a +, ogle1984a +  and upton2002a +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Oxycoccus macrocarpus +
Vaccinium macrocarpon +
Vaccinium sect. Oxycoccus +
species +