Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Vaccinium calycinum
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Ericaceae -- The Epacris, Heath Family Bibliography
      Vaccinium calycinum

Common name(s): blueberry, `ohelo, `ohelo kau la`au
General Information
DistributionIn the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

Ericaceae - Vaccinium calycinum Ericaceae - Vaccinium calycinum

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Stiffly erect shrubs 1-5 m tall; stems 2-30, forming small clumps.
Leaves deciduous, chartaceous, ovate to obovate, 5-8 cm long, 2-4 cm wide, blades usually quite glabrous, margins serrate.
Pedicels 1-3 cm long; calyx somewhat puberulent when young, the lobes deltate, foliaceous, overlapping in bud, 2-3 mm wide at base, longer than the tube at anthesis; corolla green, yellowish green, or reddish green, urceolate to cylindrical, 9-12 mm long.
Berries bright red, insipid, 9-15 mm in diameter.
Seeds small and numerous.
2n = 24*