Vaccinium erythrocarpum

ClassificationDicots
FamilyEricaceae
Family (Traditional)Ericaceae
GenusVaccinium
Species:Vaccinium erythrocarpum Michx.
Common NameSouthern Mountain Cranberry
Growth Habitshrub
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Natural Area Presence: BFM; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: shrub; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: ciliate; Leaflet Margins: serrulate; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 4; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Berry; Fruit Wet/Dry: Wet; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: axillary; Inflorescence Types: solitary; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 13+; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: Yes; Petal Number: 4; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Fusion: Yes; Sepal Number: 4; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 8; Tepal Fusion: No; Tepal Number: 0
C value 9
StatusNative; EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S1?] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Oxycoccus erectus Oxycoccus erectus Pursh

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Harlan (KY), Carter (TN), Fentress (TN), Greene (TN), Grundy (TN), Johnson (TN), Pickett (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Scott (TN), Unicoi (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2009 - 2015

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 10 Jun 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
ETSU006024 Greene Tennessee 16 Jul 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
ETSU008343 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
N/A Johnson Tennessee 17 Aug 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
TENN-V-0169329 Pickett Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
TENN-V-0169333 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
TENN-V-0169332 Pickett Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
TENN-V-0169330 Pickett Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
TENN-V-0169320 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
TENN-V-0169322 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
TENN-V-0169321 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
TENN-V-0169331 Pickett Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
TENN-V-0169324 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
TENN-V-0169335 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
APSC0015402 Pickett Tennessee
APSC
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
APSC0044279 Unicoi Tennessee
APSC
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
APSC0044287 Johnson Tennessee
APSC
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
HTTU014627 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
31234100409240 Harlan Kentucky Ronald L. Jones
EKY
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
ETSU005604 Unicoi Tennessee 04 Jun 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
ETSU005676 Greene Tennessee 27 Aug 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
ETSU005689 Unicoi Tennessee 21 May 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
TENN-V-0169326 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
TENN-V-0169323 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
TENN-V-0169327 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
TENN-V-0169325 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
TENN-V-0169328 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
TENN-V-0169334 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
UCHT022591 Fentress Tennessee
UCHT
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
APSC0092653 Fentress Tennessee
APSC
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
HTTU009645 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Vaccinium erythrocarpum
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Vaccinium erythrocarpum - Joey Shaw
Vaccinium erythrocarpum - Joey Shaw
Vaccinium erythrocarpum - Joey Shaw
Vaccinium erythrocarpum - Joey Shaw