6216.000 Vaccinium L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Shrubs, creeping or small trees, terrestrial or epiphytic. Leaves spirally arranged, usually with a marginal gland on each side close to the base; margins entire or serrate. Inflorescence racemes or fascicles or solitary, terminal or axillary, pedicels usually with two bracteoles. Calyx limb lobed or toothed; corolla urceolate, campanulate or tubular, lobes 4 or 5. Fruit berries crowned by the disc and persistent calyx. Seeds many, small, ellipsoid, irregularly compressed.

Worldwide: 450 species in Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Madagascar and Asia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Vaccinium
Flora of Malawi: Vaccinium
Flora of Mozambique: Vaccinium

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vaccinium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vaccinium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vaccinium
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Vaccinium
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iNaturalist: Vaccinium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vaccinium
JSTOR Plant Science: Vaccinium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vaccinium
Plants of the World Online: Vaccinium
Tropicos: Vaccinium
Wikipedia: Vaccinium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Vaccinium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2316, retrieved 22 April 2024

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