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Vaccinium hirsutum

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Ericaceae
Subfamilia: Vaccinioideae
Tribus: Vaccinieae
Genus: Vaccinium
Sectio: V. sect. Cyanococcus
Species: Vaccinium hirsutum

Vaccinium hirsutum Buckley}} , 1843

Cyanococcus hirsutus (Buckl.) Small


Vaccinium hirsutum Wight = Agapetes setigera (Wall.) D.Don ex G.Don

Native distribution areas:
Vaccinium hirsutum

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Southeastern USA
USA (Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Buckley, S.B., 1843. American Journal of Science, and Arts. New Haven, CT 45:175. 1843


Hassler, M. 2020. Vaccinium hirsutum. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 29. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Vaccinium hirsutum in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 29. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Vaccinium hirsutum. Published online. Accessed: May 29 2020.
Tropicos.org 2020. Vaccinium hirsutum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 29.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Vaccinium hirsutum in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 2020 May 29.

Vernacular names
English: hairy blueberry

Vaccinium hirsutum is a species of flowering plant in the heath family known by the common name hairy blueberry. This species is endemic to a small area in the southern Appalachian mountains, where it is only known from a few counties in eastern Tennessee, northern Georgia, and the Carolinas.[2]

Vaccinium hirsutum is native to dry oak-pine ridges, where it can be locally abundant. It is a shrub up to 75 cm (28 inches) tall, forming large colonies. Leaves are rather thick, elliptical, densely hairy, up to 62 mm (2 1/2 inches) long.[3]

Vaccinium hirsutum produces white, cylindrical flowers in late spring, followed by hairy, black berries in the summer.[3]

Tropicos, Vaccinium hirsutum Buckley
Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
Flora of North America. Vaccinium hirsutum Buckley, 1843. Hairy blueberry, woolly berry

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