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45a. Vaccinium Linnaeus sect. Oxycoccoides Bentham and Hooker f., Gen. Pl. 2: 574. 1876.

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.

Species 1: e North America, e Asia.

SELECTED REFERENCE Vander Kloet, S. P. and B. A. Bohm. 1991. Taxonomy of Vaccinium sect. Oxycoccoides (Ericaceae). Rhodora 93: 226-237.


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