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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), no hair on petioles and the backside of leaves

Vaccinium smallii var. smallii in Hokkaido

ST4 ST5 ST6 [1/2] at a trail to go Mount Higashi-Nupukaushinupuri (1252 m elevation), eastern Hokkaido, on June 27 2013. [3] on the middle slope of Mount Mashu, eastern Hokkaido, on June 26 2019. [4-6] in an area, where the Otaru-Yoichi wind farm was planned, observed on June 15 2023.