Vaccinium sect. Oxycoccoides

Bentham and Hooker f.

Gen. Pl. 2: 574. 1876.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 517. Mentioned on page 516.

Shrubs, erect, (5-)8-15(-30) dm, weakly rhizomatous, (main growth carried out by shoots other than those that bear flowers, bud composed of 2 partially fused prophylls). Leaves deciduous. Inflorescences solitary flowers in leaf axils, borne toward ends of shoots of current season. Pedicels continuous with calyx tube. Flowers: sepals 4; petals 4, slightly connate basally, corolla broadly cylindric; stamens 8, exserted; anthers without awns, tubules 3-5 mm. Berries 4-locular (20-25 ovules per locule). Seeds 10-20.


e North America, e Asia.


Species 1.