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

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

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Rhizomatous shrubs, aerial shoots stiffly erect, 10-130(-200) cm tall; twigs of the current season often pubescent, occasionally glaucous, or both glaucous and pubescent.
Leaves persistent, coriaceous, ovate to obovate or rarely elliptic, 1-3 cm long and wide, pubescent or glaucous, or both, margins sharply serrate to entire, flat or strongly revolute.
Pedicels 1-3 cm long; calyx glabrous, glaucous, or pubescent when young, the lobes deltate, shorter or sometimes as long as the tube at anthesis; corolla red, yellow, yellow with red stripes, or greenish yellow, urceolate to cylindrical, 8-12 mm long, glabrous, puberulent, or pubescent.
Berries red, reddish purple, bluish purple, dull black, or yellow, orangish yellow, yellowish green, or pink, 8-14 mm in diameter.
Seeds small and numerous (70-120).
2n = 24*