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.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Vaccinium:

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Flora of Mozambique: Vaccinium
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Vaccinium

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Vaccinium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vaccinium
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Vaccinium
Wikipedia: Vaccinium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vaccinium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vaccinium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Vaccinium.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2316, retrieved 1 April 2023

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