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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Mozambique, Madagascar.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
A small shrub with glabrous branchlets.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, broad ovate, acute, cuneate at the base, minutely glandular–dentate, glabrous, 30–45 mm. long, 20–27 mm. broad; petioles 3·0–3·5 mm. long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence consisting of axillary racemes; peduncles glabrous, 3–5–flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers subtended by small scale–like bracts c. 2 mm. long and 2 mm. broad, with acute apices and ciliate margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 3–3·5 mm. long in flower, glabrous, bearing two opposite bracteoles resembling the bracts at 2/3–3/4 of their length from the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, free, inserted at the top of the ovary, broadly triangular, glabrous, c. 0·5 mm. long, 1·5 mm. broad.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 5–lobed, yellow to greenish white, obconical, c. 8 mm. long, 4–6 mm. broad, lobes imbricate, obtuse, 2·5–4 mm. long, sinuses acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 8–10, about equalling or slightly exceeding the corolla; filaments densely pubescent, c. 6·5 mm. long; anthers versatile, c. 3 mm. long, opening by pores at the tips of two horns, glabrous, without appendages.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous, somewhat conical in flower.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style exserted, 8·5–10 mm. long, not swollen above, shed in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a red berry.

Native to:

Madagascar, Mozambique

Vaccinium madagascariense (Thouars ex Poir.) Sleumer appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Forbes [s.n.], Mozambique K000242709
Madagascar Vaccinium secundiflorum K000313849
Madagascar Vaccinium emirnense K000313846
Blackburn, J. [s.n.] Vaccinium emirnense K000313847
Baron, R. [1460], Madagascar Vaccinium emirnense K000313848

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 71: 424 (1941)

Accepted by

  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1983). Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1983). Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
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