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Vaccinium elliottii Chapman. Mayberry. Phen: Jan-Apr; May-Jun. Hab: Bottomlands, slopes, sandy river terraces, natural levees. Dist: Primarily a Coastal Plain species, V. elliottii ranges from se. VA south to n. FL, west to se. TX and AR; disjunct in Coffee County, TN (Chester, Wofford, & Kral 1997).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: Unquestionably distinct at species rank from other members of the Vaccinium corymbosum complex. Vaccinium elliottii is a diploid species, 2x=24 (Redpath et al. 2022).

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, G, GW2, K1, K3, K4, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, Camp (1945), Redpath et al (2022), Uttal (1987); = Cyanococcus elliottii (Chapm.) Small – S; < Vaccinium corymbosum L. – Fl5, FNA8, WH3, Luteyn et al (1996), Vander Kloet (1988)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW

Heliophily: 5

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