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Vaccinium calycinum

Vaccinium calycinum Sm.

Ohelo Kau La'au, Ohelo Kau Laau, Ohelo

Ericaceae (Heath family)

Synonym(s): Vaccinium calycinum var. montanum, Vaccinium dentatum var. minutifolium

USDA Symbol: VACA8

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 15 feet tall.
Fruit: Bright red.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Green, yellowish green or reddish green.


Native Habitat: Wet forests and bogs, terrestrial, sometimes epiphytic.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.


Bibref 1798 - Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii, Revised Edition (1999) Wagner, W.L.; Herbst, D.R.; Sohmer, S.H.

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Web Reference

Webref 43 - Hawaiian Native Plant Genera (2006) University of Hawaii
Webref 44 - Plants of Hawaii (1997) Starr Environmental
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Vaccinium calycinum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Vaccinium calycinum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Vaccinium calycinum


Record Modified: 2021-01-02
Research By: CBR

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