1. Family: Ericaceae Durande
    1. Genus: Vaccinium L.
      1. Vaccinium madagascariense (Thouars ex Poir.) Sleumer

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    A small shrub with glabrous branchlets.
    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.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence consisting of axillary racemes; peduncles glabrous, 3–5–flowered.
    Flowers
    Flowers subtended by small scale–like bracts c. 2 mm. long and 2 mm. broad, with acute apices and ciliate margins.
    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.
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, free, inserted at the top of the ovary, broadly triangular, glabrous, c. 0·5 mm. long, 1·5 mm. broad.
    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.
    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.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous, somewhat conical in flower.
    Style
    Style exserted, 8·5–10 mm. long, not swollen above, shed in fruit.
    Fruits
    Fruit a red berry.

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    Distribution

    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
    Baron, R. [1460], Madagascar Vaccinium emirnense K000313848
    Blackburn, J. [s.n.] Vaccinium emirnense K000313847

    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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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