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Vaccinium smallii A. Gray var. smallii

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Subfamily Vaccinoideae (スノキ亜科)
Vaccinium smallii A. Gray
Sunoki (スノキ, 酢ノ木)
Distribution: south to Kanto District
Leaf: oblong
var. smallii, the type
Oobasunoki (オオバスノキ, 大葉酢ノ木)
Lifeform: deciduous shrub ≈ 1 m in height
Distribution: Sakhalin - central to northern Japan - Kuril
Habitat: forests and the edges
Leaf: 3-8 cm long, 1.5-3 cm wide
Seed dispersal: animal

Vaccinium hirtum Thunb. var. smallii (A. Gray) Maxim.
Vaccinium hirtum auct. non Thunb.

f. glabrescens (H. Hara) M. Mizush. et O. Mori (ケナシオオバスノキ)

Vaccinium smallii var. smallii in Hokkaido


[1/2] at a trail to go Mount Higashi-Nupukaushinupuri (1252 m elevation), eastern Hokkaido, on June 27 2013.