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|Family: Ericaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Vaccinium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton
Habit: Shrub, glabrous to hairy, rhizomed. Stem: prostrate and erect, < 1.5 dm, slender, rooting; twigs not angled, +- brown. Leaf: evergreen, generally 7--17 mm, narrowly elliptic to oblong, leathery, +- entire, abaxially glaucous. Inflorescence: flowers 1 in axils of reduced lowest leaves of youngest shoots; pedicel recurved, jointed to flower, bractlets 2, leaf-like. Flower: sepals 4, fused; petals 4, fused at base, lobes >> tube, reflexed when anthers open; filaments +- hairy, anthers awns 0. Fruit: 9--14 mm diam, red. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Boggy soil at abandoned placer mine; Elevation: +- 900 m. Bioregional Distribution: n SNH (near North Columbia, n Nevada Co.); Distribution Outside California: native to eastern North America. Flowering Time: Jun--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary D. Wallace
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Vaccinium deliciosum
Next taxon: Vaccinium membranaceum
Citation for this treatment: Gary D. Wallace 2016. Vaccinium macrocarpon, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=47670, accessed on February 09, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 09, 2016.