• Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Description

    Genus Description - Fls 4–5-merous, epigynous (seldom only half-epigynous); cal spreading or appressed; cor tubular or ovoid to campanulate, shallowly to deeply lobed; stamens 8 or 10, commonly included; anthers with 2 pollen-sacs, each sac opening by a pore at the end of a terminal tubule; style slender, usually surpassing the stamens; fr a many-seeded berry, commonly 4–5-locular, or sometimes 8–10-locellar; evergreen or deciduous shrubs or small trees with entire or serrulate lvs and solitary or racemose fls terminal or in the axils. (Cyanococcus, Oxycoccus, Polycodium) 400+, widespread. Spp. 9–15 form a difficult complex.