Ilex maclurei Merr.
  • Lingnan Sci. J.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Ilex maclurei Merr. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 26 Feb 2021'

General Information

Shrubs or trees, evergreen, 3-4 m tall. Branchlets castaneous, strong, angular, sulcate, glabrous; leaf scars obovate or deltoid, slightly raised; lenticels obscure, elliptic, minute. Petiole subterete, 1.5-2 cm, strong, glabrous; leaf blade oblong or oblong-elliptic, 9-19 × 3.5-8.5 cm, thickly leathery, midvein flat adaxially, lateral veins 10-12 pairs, evident abaxially, obscure adaxially, reticulate veins obscure on both surfaces, base rounded or obtuse, margin entire, slightly recurved, apex very obtuse, rounded, or rarely with short broad acumen. Flowers not known. Infructescences: compound cymes, 7-9-fruited, solitary, axillary on current year’s branchlets; peduncles 8-17 mm, glabrous or glabrescent, compressed, apex thick; cymules of order 2 or 3, secondary axis 2-8 mm; bracts triangular to lanceolate, margin entire, glabrous; fruiting pedicel 3-6 mm; bracteoles 2, basal. Fruit black, shiny when dry, globose, 6-7 mm in diam.; persistent calyx patelliform, explanate, ca. 4 mm in diam., 4- or 5-lobed, lobes orbicular, very shortly ciliate; persistent stigma mammilliform; pyrenes 4, oblong, ca. 4.5 mm, ca. 3 mm in diam., abaxially deeply 1-sulcate, transverse section U-shaped, endocarp leathery. Fl. unknown, fr. Jan.

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