Flora of the Southeastern United States
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ERICACEAE

Vaccinium stamineum Linnaeus var. sericeum (C. Mohr) D.B. Ward. Southern Deerberry. Phen: Apr-Jun; Aug-Oct. Hab: Xeric woodlands. Dist: S. SC, w. NC, TN, and AR south to Panhandle FL and TX; disjunct in Mexico.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ward (1974); = Polycodium sericeum – Ashe (1931); ? Polycodium melanocarpum – S, misapplied; ? Vaccinium melanocarpum – G, misapplied; < Vaccinium stamineum – Ar, C, Fl5, FNA8, K1, K3, Tn, Tx, W, WH3, Luteyn et al (1996), Uttal (1987), Vander Kloet (1988); ? Vaccinium stamineum var. melanocarpum – F, RAB, misapplied

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