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Monographia Aquifoliacearum - Loizeau Pierre-André & Gabrielle Barriera


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Aquifoliaceae of Neotropics

Loizeau P.-A. & G. Barriera


Ilex gentlei type Lundell

Habit, vegetative morphology.— Tree, evergreen. 12.5 cm dbh. Current year's branchlets pubescent. Branchlets older than one year smooth or furrowed, greyish, glabrous (quelques poils sur les rameaux de l'année précédente). Lenticels on current year's branchlets present. Internodes (0.3–)1–2(–3.5) cm. Stipules caducous, deltoid, 0.6–0.7(–0.8) mm. Petiole glabrous (pétioles des feuilles des années précédentes) or pubescent (pétioles des feuilles de l'année), rough or grooved surface, 4–6 mm. Lamina elliptic to obovate, oblong (1:2), (7–)8.5–9.5(–11.5) X, (2.8–)3.5–5(–6.3) cm, papyraceous, glabrous abaxially. Base obtuse. Apex rounded, mucronate. Apex acuminate. Acumen (0.2–)0.4–0.5 cm. Margin revolute, entire. Midbrid adaxially impressed, glabrous. Midbrid abaxially raised, glabrous. Secondary veins abaxially obscure, 6–7(–8) pairs. Tertiary veins abaxially obscure. Ponctuation abaxiallly present (par endroits) or absent.

Inflorescences.— Thyrse, non proliferating.

Female flowers.— Thyrses axes solitary and axillary. Thyrses axes 0.1 cm. Cymes of order 1. Peduncles glabrous or pubescent. Peduncles of order 1 (3–)4.5 mm. Pherophylls of order 1 at 2–4 tenth of the base. Bracts deltoids, glabrous, 0.3–0.4 mm, margin entire. Pherophylls of order 1 subopposite, deltoids, pubescent, 0.3 mm, margin entire. Female flowers 4–5 -merous (basée sur calice seulement). Calyx glabrous, margin entire, 0.2 mm in diam. Ovary spherical, glabrous, stigma mamillate (observé sur le fruit), stigma glabrous.

Fruits.— Fruit spherical, 5 mm in diam., 5 mm.

Distribution, ecology.— Central America, Honduras, crêtes escarpées.

Illustrations.— • Planche Gentle 4807 f K (IT). • Infrutescence Gentle 4807 f K (IT). • Fruit Gentle 4807 f K (IT). • Planche Gentle 4807 NY.


Cite this publication as: ‘Loizeau, P.-A. & G. Barriera (2007). Aquifoliaceae néotropicales: Descriptions, Illustrations, Identification, et Recherche d'Information. Version: 1st march 2007. http://www.ville-ge.ch/cjb/.
Loizeau (1994) et Loizeau & Spichiger (1992) should also be cited (see Bibliography).