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Vaccinium dentatum (Ohelo)
Cressler, Alan

Vaccinium dentatum

Vaccinium dentatum Sm.

Ohelo, Stiff-leaf Ohelo, Hawaiian Blueberry, Tropical Blueberry

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Synonym(s): Vaccinium dentatum var. argutidens, Vaccinium dentatum var. lanceolatum

USDA Symbol: VADE2

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Typically 1 to 6 feet. Occasionally to 10 feet in height.
Fruit: Berry. Red when mature.
Size Class: 3-6 ft. , 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Pink , Green
Bloom Notes: Flowers are pinkish-red abaxially and greenish-white adaxially.



National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACU
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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-07-23
Research By: JAM

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