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. 265. Gaylussacia dumosa.
Fig. 266. Gaylussacia baccata.
b. Buds with 4 or 5 exposed scales; mostly on the coastal plain
b. Buds with 2 or 3 exposed scales; northern, mostly in the mountains southwards
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).