Ilex hookeri King
  • J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist.


This taxon is accepted by Aquifoliaceae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

General Description

Trees evergreen, ca. 18 m tall, glabrous throughout. Young branchlets castaneous, turning yellowish brown to gray, plicate-rugose, with broadly deltoid-elliptic leaf scars, lenticels absent; terminal buds ellipsoidal-conical, large, ca. 1.5 cm, bud scales glabrous, margin serrate. Leaves on first to third year’s branchlets; petiole 1.2-3 cm, abaxially rugose, shallowly and narrowly sulcate; leaf blade cinereous-olivaceous or brown-olivaceous, not shiny, elliptic or obovate-elliptic, 5-14 × 2-4.5 cm, thickly leathery, midvein deeply impressed adaxially, lateral veins 11-15 pairs, and reticulate veins raised abaxially, impressed adaxially, base obtuse or rounded, margin serrate, teeth black, thin, apex acute or shortly acuminate. Inflorescences: cymes, fasciculate, axillary on second year’s branchlets; bracts ovate-orbicular, glabrous, not ciliate; flowers white-green, 4-merous. Male inflorescences: cymes of order 1 or 2, 1-3-flowered; peduncles ca. 1 mm; pedicels 2-3 mm, glabrous; bracteoles 2, subbasal; calyx patelliform, ca. 2.5 mm in diam., deeply 4-lobed, lobes deltoid-ovate, apex obtuse; petals 4, oblong-ovate, ca. 2.5 × 2 mm, basally slightly connate; stamens slightly shorter than petals, anthers oblong, ca. 1 mm; rudimentary ovary subglobose, ca. 1 mm, apex obtuse, slightly 4-lobed. Female inflorescences: 1-flowered cymes; pedicels 6-8 mm; bracteoles 2, subbasal, broadly deltoid; calyx and corolla as in male flowers; staminodes ca. 1/2 as long as petals, sterile anthers sagittate; ovary ovoid, ca. 2 mm, ca. 1.5 mm in diam., apex truncate, stigma discoid, 4-lobed. Fruit globose, ca. 6 mm in diam.; persistent calyx explanate, ca. 4 mm in diam.; persistent stigma thinly discoid, 4-lobed; pyrenes 4, ellipsoidal, ca. 5 mm, ca. 2 mm in diam., abaxially and laterally palmately striate and deeply sulcate, pilose, endocarp leathery. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Oct-Nov. 2n = 40*.

 Information From

Aquifoliaceae
World Flora Online Data. 2017.
  • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  • B Missouri Botanical Garden
World Flora Online consortium
http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
World Flora Online Data. 2018.
  • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).