Low deciduous or evergreen shrubs. Twigs slender, 3 - sided or roundish; pith small, continuous. Buds solitary, sessile, ovoid, small; terminal bud lacking. Leal-scars alternate, .3 - sided;bundle trace 1; stipule-scars none.

Fig. 264. Gaylussacia brachycera

Fig. 264. Gaylussacia brachycera.

Fig. 265. Gaylussacia dumosa

Fig. 265. Gaylussacia dumosa.

Fig. 266. Gaylussacia baccata

Fig. 266. Gaylussacia baccata.

a.

Leaves evergreen

1.

G. braohycera

a.

Leaves deciduous

b. Buds with 4 or 5 exposed scales; mostly on the coastal plain

2.

G. dumosa

b. Buds with 2 or 3 exposed scales; northern, mostly in the mountains southwards

3.

G. baccata

1. G. brachycera (Michx. ) Gray. Box Huckleberry. A shrub 1 m. high, with creeping and ascending stem and spreading glabrous angled branches; leaves evergreen,serrulate, 1. 5 - 2. 5 cm. long. Sandy woods, local, Delaware to West Virginia and Tennessee (Fig. 2(A).

2. G. dumosa (Andr.) T, and G. Dwarf Huckleberry. A low shrub with creeping stem and erect branches to 0.5 m. high; twigs puberulent. Dry barrens, mostly on the coastal plain, Florida to Mississippi, north to Newfoundland (Fig. 265).

3. G. baccata (Wang.) K. Koch. Black Huckleberry. Upright shrub about 1 m. high, with the; young growth densely resinous; twigs more or less pubescent. Thickets and woods, Newfoundland to Saskatchewan, south to Georgia and Louisiana (Fig. 266).