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|Family: Ericaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Vaccinium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Vaccinium membranaceum Douglas ex Torr.
Habit: Shrub, +- glabrous, rhizome generally 0. Stem: erect, generally 5--15 dm, not rooting; twigs weakly angled, yellow-green. Leaf: deciduous, 2--5 cm, generally ovate to elliptic or obovate, thin, membranous, serrate, teeth generally with a gland-tipped hair, abaxially with prominent veins, base often rounded to truncate, tip acute. Inflorescence: flowers 1 in axils of lowest leaves of youngest shoots; pedicel not jointed to flower, bractlets 2, scale-like. Flower: calyx lobes +- 0; corolla < 6 mm, cylindric to urn-shaped, +- pink; anthers awned. Fruit: 9--11 mm diam, black (dark red).
Ecology: Wet meadows, mountain slopes; Elevation: 1100--2200 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRH, n SNH, Wrn; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, South Dakota. Flowering Time: Jun--Jul Note: Study needed of Vaccinium coccineum Piper (Siskiyou Mountains huckleberry), a sporadic red-fruited form not treated by Vander Kloet.
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary D. Wallace
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Previous taxon: Vaccinium macrocarpon
Next taxon: Vaccinium ovatum
Citation for this treatment: Gary D. Wallace 2016. Vaccinium membranaceum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=47673, accessed on October 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 28, 2016.