Plant Genera


Ilex

Family Code: AQUIFO
Genus Code: ILEX
Genus CN: holly
Genus Authority: L.
Genus Summary: A genus of 400-500 species, mostly trees and shrubs, cosmopolitan and widespread in tropical and temperate areas, especially Asia and America. The genus Nemopanthus is clearly best subsumed into Ilex.
Genus Identification: Identification notes: Some of our species can be superficially similar to various shrubs and trees of the Rosaceae, in their alternate toothed leaves borne on spur shoots.
Genus References: Godfrey (1988)=Y; Krakow (1989)=Z; Powell et al. (2000)=X; Wunderlin & Poppleton (1977).
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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