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|Family: Ericaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Vaccinium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Vaccinium ovatum Pursh
Habit: Shrub, hairy, rhizome 0. Stem: erect, 5--30 dm, stout, generally not rooting; twigs not angled, +- gray. Leaf: evergreen, 2--5 cm, elliptic to lanceolate, leathery, serrate, abaxially with sparse, dark glandular hairs, veins not prominent. Inflorescence: umbel-like, axillary, dense; pedicel jointed to flower, bractlets 2. Flower: sepals 5, fused at base, lobes deltate; corolla < 8 mm, urn-shaped, lobes < tube, erect to spreading when anthers open; filaments +- hairy, anthers often short-awned. Fruit: 6--9 mm, black, glaucous or not. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Edges, clearings in conifer forest; Elevation: 3--800 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, KR, NCoRO, CCo, SnFrB, n ChI (Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa islands), WTR, PR (uncommon); Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia. Flowering Time: Mar--May
Synonyms: Vaccinium ovatum var. saporosum Jeps.
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary D. Wallace
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Vaccinium membranaceum
Next taxon: Vaccinium parvifolium
Citation for this treatment: Gary D. Wallace 2016. Vaccinium ovatum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=47685, accessed on May 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 30, 2016.