V. fuscatum, Black Highbush


Olive-green to brownish-black (fuscous); Verrucose.


Red-brown to Black, 2 mm

(of which 1 mm is a stout, talon-like arista).


Cylindro-urceolate to more often ovate, narrowed apically, 5-8 mm. Greenish to yellowish-white, very often pink-tinged. Precocious. (Late March to April)


Dull deep green-upper

Gray-green on lower; close to shaggy, dingy pubescent. Widest at the middle. Margin entire.


Shining Black, insipid. (Late May-July)


To 3 meters. Bark dark-brown to gray; often shredding.

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