1. Family: Ericaceae Durande
    1. Genus: Vaccinium L.
      1. Vaccinium stanleyi Schweinf.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central Tropical African Mountains.

    [FTEA]

    Ericaceae, Henk Beentje. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2006

    Habit
    Dense low shrub 30– 240 cm high (to 4 m at low altitudes in Rwanda); young branches minutely puberulous with short simple hairs but soon glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves shiny green above, elliptic or slightly ovate, 1– 3.3(– 5.5) cm long, 0.5– 1.7(– 2.3) cm wide, base cuneate, margins minutely serrulate with ?glandular teeth, apex acute to very shortly acuminate, glabrous except for the puberulous petiole and the leaf-base which has few puberulous hairs.
    Flowers
    Flowers 5– 15 together in upper-axillary and terminal racemes to 3.5 cm long at anthesis; axes usually glabrous, but occasionally puberulous in proximal parts; bracts ovate, 1– 2.2 mm long, to 1.4 mm wide, (to 5.5× 2.2 mm at fruiting stage), apex acute, margins cilate; pedicel 1.5– 3.5(– 9) mm long, glabrous, at fruiting stage to 6 mm long and becoming thicker near apex.
    Calyx
    Calyx lobes green, sometimes tinged with red, ovate-triangular and ± 1 mm long, acute, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, pink or red, campanulate, 2.5– 4.2 mm long, 2.5– 5.5 mm in diameter at the mouth, connate for more than 3/4, lobes five, 1– 1.5 mm long, obtuse, with recurved margins, glabrous.
    Stamens
    Stamens 10, filaments 0.6– 2 mm long, glabrous, anthers 1.1– 1.2 mm long, papillose, slightly urceolate at apex.
    Pistil
    Ovary (?disk) 2 mm across, globose; style 3 mm long, rather thick, slightly widened near apex.
    Fruits
    Fruit globose, red turning blue-black or purple, 6– 7 mm, the remains of the calyx lobes at apex.
    Figures
    Fig. 2
    Habitat
    Montane grassland, giant heath zone on exposed lava ridges; said to form a belt just above the bamboo zone on Mt Sabinio; (2250– )2900– 3300 m
    Distribution
    Congo-Kinshasa, endemic to Ruwenzori U2

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

    Vaccinium stanleyi Schweinf. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 1892: 173 (1892)

    Accepted by

    • Geerinck, D. (2009). Révision du genre Erica L. (Ericaceae) en Afrique centrale Taxonomania 28: 6-16.
    • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Geerinck, D. (2009). Révision du genre Erica L. (Ericaceae) en Afrique centrale Taxonomania 28: 6-16.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Engl. in Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition 1907-1908, 2 (Botanik) p. 509 (1914).
    • Engl. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 302, t. 36/d– m (1895).
    • Schweinf. in Sitzungsber. Ges. naturfr. Freunde Berlin 1892: 173 (1892).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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