1. Family: Ericaceae Durande
    1. Genus: Vaccinium L.
      1. Vaccinium exul Bolus

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Malawi (Mt. Mulanje), Mpumalanga to Swaziland.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs to 5 m. tall but usually less, branched from the base.
    Branches
    Branchlets glabrous, minutely puberulous, or occasionally sparsely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, narrowly ovate, acuminate, glandular serrate, 25–65 mm. long, 10–25 mm. broad, glabrous or sometimes with hairs on the basal part of the midrib on the ventral surface of the leaf; petioles glabrous or sometimes sparsely pubescent, 2–5 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence consisting of axillary racemes, peduncles glabrous, 15–20–flowered, up to 80 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers subtended by caducous leaf–like bracts, to 15 mm. long but usually considerably smaller.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels glabrous, 3–7 mm. long in flower, extending to 8–13 mm. in fruit, and bearing two opposite bracteoles near the base; bracteoles leaf–like to narrow and membranous, 2–3 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, free, insertedd at the top of the ovary, triangular, acute, glabrous, c. 1·2 mm. long, c. 1·5 mm. broad.
    Corolla
    Corolla 5–lobed, white or pink, obconical to narrowly urceolate, 5–6·5 mm. long, 3–4·5 mm. broad, lobes imbricate, obtuse, c. 1 mm. long, sinuses acute.
    Stamens
    Stamens 8–10, included; filaments pubescent above, 2 mm. long; anthers versatile, puberulous, 3·0–3·5 mm. long, opening by pores at the apex of two long horns, without appendages.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous.
    Style
    Style included, 4–5·5 mm. long, not swollen above, shed in fruit.
    Fruits
    Fruit a red berry, 5–8 mm. in diameter.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

    Vaccinium exul Bolus appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bolus, H. [7616], South Africa K000313845 Unknown type material

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 20: t. 1941 (1890)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1983). Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0