Vaccinium ovalifolium

Smith in A. Rees
in A. Rees, Cycl. 36: Vaccinium no. 2. 1817,.
Common names: Early blueberry oval-leaf huckleberry airelle à feuilles ovées
Illustrated
Synonyms: Vaccinium alaskaense Howell
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 524. Mentioned on page 516, 522.

Plants crown-forming, clumped, suckering when disturbed, rarely forming extensive colonies, 3–40 dm, not rhizomatous; twigs yellow-green or golden brown, glaucous, usually terete, sometimes somewhat angled, glabrous, sometimes hairy in lines. Leaf blades pale green or glaucous abaxially, slightly darker pale green adaxially, ovate to elliptic, rarely obovate, 25–39 × 16–20 mm, margins entire to obscurely serrate, abaxial surface glabrous, eglandular (sometimes hairy or glandular along midvein), adaxial surface usually glabrous (sometimes hairy and/or glandular). Flowers: calyx pale green or glaucous, lobes vestigial or absent, glabrous; corolla pink, bronze-pink, or greenish white, globose, sometimes urceolate, 5–7 × 4–5 mm, thin, glaucous; filaments glabrous or pilose basally. Berries blue, dull purplish black, or black, sometimes glaucous, 8–10 mm diam. Seeds ca. 1 mm. 2n = 24, 48.


Phenology: Flowering spring-mid summer(-late summer).
Habitat: Moist or mesic coniferous woods, transitional habitats adjacent to these coniferous stands, cut-over coniferous woods, verges of road cuts, margins of coniferous woods, peaty slopes
Elevation: 0-2100 m

Distribution

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Alta., B.C., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., Ont., Que., Yukon, Alaska, Idaho, Mich., Oreg., S.Dak., Wash., e Asia (c Japan, Kamchatka).

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Vaccinium ovalifolium"
Sam P. Vander Kloet +
Smith in A. Rees +
Early blueberry +, oval-leaf huckleberry +  and airelle à feuilles ovées +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +, N.S. +, Ont. +, Que. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Idaho +, Mich. +, Oreg. +, S.Dak. +, Wash. +, e Asia (c Japan +  and Kamchatka). +
0-2100 m +
Moist or mesic coniferous woods, transitional habitats adjacent to these coniferous stands, cut-over coniferous woods, verges of road cuts, margins of coniferous woods, peaty slopes +
Flowering spring-mid summer(-late summer). +
in A. Rees, Cycl. +
Illustrated +
Vaccinium alaskaense +
Vaccinium ovalifolium +
Vaccinium sect. Myrtillus +
species +