Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Vaccinium tenellum Aiton. Southern Dwarf Blueberry, Small Cluster Blueberry. Phen: Late Mar-early May; Jun-Jul. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, pine flatwoods, other xeric woodlands. Dist: Though abundant in the Carolinas, V. tenellum is rather restricted, occurring as a common species from se. VA to c. GA, with a range extension (where it is scattered and rare) south and west to n. FL, s. AL, and se. MS.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = C, F, FNA8, G, K1, K3, K4, RAB, Va, Camp (1945), Luteyn et al (1996), Redpath et al (2022), Uttal (1987), Vander Kloet (1988); = Cyanococcus tenellus – S

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