Monographs Details: Vaccinium floribundum var. ramosissimum (Dunal) Sleumer
Authority: Smith, Albert C. 1952. Plants collected in Ecuador by W. H. camp. Vaceiniaceae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 8 (1): 41-85.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Carchi: Paramo del Angel, about 24 km. southwest of Tulcan, 11,500 ft. elev., Camp E-286, E-290 (NY only). Loja: Cerro Villanaco, about 7 km. west of Loja, 8,000-9,500 ft. elev., Camp E-210 (NY only).
Discussion:The specimens are from low shrubs, up to 0.3 m. high, the older ones arising from a characteristic burl; corolla pink; fruit dark blue, subglaucous. The variety ramosissimum, characterized by its very small leaves, is perhaps somewhat stronger than var. marginatum, but still it appears to be merely an extreme form of the species from exposed locations.
Distribution:Ecuador South America