Vaccinium bracteatum

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    Vaccinium bracteatum @ HIgashiyama zoo

Basic information

Flower Name
Vaccinium bracteatum
Formal Name
Vaccinium bracteatum
Alias
Vaccinium bracteatum
Habitat
Japan
Morph
Evergreen shrub

Comment

What is Vaccinium bracteatum

Syasyanbo(scientific name: Vaccinium bracteatum) is an evergreen shrub of the ericaceae family. It is distributed in Southern Kanto, Shikoku, Kyushu and Okinawa of Japan. The peel of a tree is dark brown, and a color of the trees is chestnut brown. Leaves with oval-shaped pointed tip is thick in the cortex, and glossy: The leaves (front) is green and leaves(back) is not glossy. In the midrib underside are dotted with small protrusions. There is jaggedness in the upper part of the leaves. The leaves attached alternate. It lets pot-formed white florets like an andromeda bloom in the raceme in summer. Small liquid fruit of the oval shape of the culminated in Blueberry black purple in the fall. Fruit is edible with a sweet and sour taste. 

Generic name: Syasyanbo, Scientific name:Vaccinium bracteatum, Habitat: Southern Kanto, Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa of Japan, height: 3-8 m, life forms: evergreen shrubs, bark color: dark-brown, tree colors: Red-Brown, leaf: Tip pointed oval-shaped, leaf color: Green Sheen (front), green matte finish (back), leaf length: 5 cm, thick with leaves: cortex, leaf margin: top to serrated, phyllotaxis: alternate, Leaves: leaf of midrib underside is dotted with small, inflorescence: racemes, flower pot, flower of: tufted, color: white, flowering period: May-July, fruiting period: fall, fruit: berries, fruit color: blue → red → black purple, fruit shape: Blueberry alike of whether the oval-shaped fruit diameter:0.5cm, frugivory, allowed, taste: sweet and sour

Detailed information

Order
Eericales
Family
Ericaceae
Genus
Vaccinium
Species
V. bracteatum
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Urn
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Garden
Color
White
Season
MayJunJul
Height
300 ~ 800 [cm]
Diameter
0.3 ~ 0.5

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