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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Cosmopolitan.
Vaccinium varangifolium (Ericaceae)

[FTEA]

Ericaceae, Henk Beentje. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2006

Morphology General Habit
Small trees or shrubs, evergreen or deciduous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in axillary or terminal racemes, often with bracts, or solitary and axillary, 4– 5-merous (5-merous in our species), epigynous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes small, persistent in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla gamopetalous, rotate to urceolate-globose, lobes minute to almost free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 8– 10, anthers at apex with tubular horn opening by terminal pore
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary inferior, 4– 5-locular; ovules few; style single
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a succulent berry.

[FZ]

Ericaceae, R. Ross. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Morphology General Habit
Small trees, shrubs or sub–shrubs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, subsessile or shortly petiolate, evergreen or deciduous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers borne on axillary or terminal, usually bracteate, racemes, or solitary in the axils of the leaves, 4–merous or 5–merous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts, when present, usually small and scale–like but sometimes leaf–like.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx and corolla actinomorphic and epigynous. Calyx lobes usually small, persistent in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla gamopetalous, rotate to urceolate–globose, from very shallowly divided to so deeply divided that the lobes are almost free.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 8–10, the anthers with each theca prolonged at the apex into a tubular horn opening by a terminal pore, anther appendages present or absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary inferior, 4–5–locular, ovules few (2–15 per loculus); style single.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a succulent berry; corolla, stamens and style shed in fruit.

Doubtfully present in:

Algeria

Native to:

Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Altay, Amur, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Azores, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Burundi, Buryatiya, California, Cambodia, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Cook Is., Corse, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, Florida, France, Føroyar, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Khabarovsk, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kuril Is., Labrador, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Louisiana, Madagascar, Madeira, Magadan, Maine, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Manchuria, Manitoba, Marquesas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland, Nicaragua, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ogasawara-shoto, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Panamá, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Puerto Rico, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Rwanda, Sakhalin, Samoa, Saskatchewan, Society Is., Solomon Is., South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Svalbard, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Utah, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vermont, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Siberia, West Virginia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zaïre

Introduced into:

South Georgia

Vaccinium L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 1, 2003 Willis, F.R. [184], Indonesia 72298.000
Ward, F.K. [9197] 10013.000
Cruttwell, N.G. [1303], Papua New Guinea 23926.000
Rees, T. [40], Papua New Guinea 44778.000
Sands, M.J.S. [7191], Indonesia 74031.000
Utteridge, T.M.A. [149], Indonesia 62399.000
Utteridge, T.M.A. [133], Indonesia 62403.000
Utteridge, T.M.A. [134], Indonesia 62407.000
Utteridge, T.M.A. [211], Indonesia 62416.000
Johns, R.J. [9044], New Guinea 70185.000
Johns, R.J. [9117], New Guinea 64343.000
Johns, R.J. [8963], New Guinea 70608.000
Johns, R.J. [10103], New Guinea 70624.000
Johns, R.J. [9955], New Guinea 70627.000
Heatubun, C.D. [228], Indonesia 72370.000
Johns, R.J. [9044], Indonesia 64552.000
Sands, M.J.S. [7181], Indonesia 74028.000
Sands, M.J.S. [7070], Indonesia 74035.000

First published in Sp. Pl.: 349 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1972). Flora Europaea 3: 1-370. Cambridge University Press.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 166 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 349 (1753)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 166 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 349 (1753)

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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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