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Monographia Aquifoliacearum - Loizeau Pierre-André & Gabrielle Barriera


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Aquifoliaceae of Neotropics

Loizeau P.-A. & G. Barriera


Ilex maasiana Loizeau & Spichiger

Habit, vegetative morphology.— Tree, evergreen, 10 m tall (pour un arbre de 18 m). 18 cm dbh. Current year's branchlets pubescent. Branchlets older than one year rough, brownish or reddish, glabrous. Lenticels on current year's branchlets absent or hardly visible. Internodes 0.2–2 cm. Stipules caducous, deltoid, 0.2–0.5 mm. Petiole pubescent, rough or grooved surface, 4–7 mm. Lamina elliptic to obovate, oblong (1:2), 4–6.5 X, 1.5–3 cm, coriaceous, glabrous abaxially. Base cuneate to acute. Apex obtuse to acute, mucronate. Apex rounded or acuminate. Acumen 0.1–0.2 cm. Margin revolute, crenate, teeth conspicuous. Teeth 7–9 ca., over the entire length of the margin. Midbrid adaxially raised, pubescent on proximal half. Midbrid abaxially raised, glabrous. Secondary veins abaxially evident, 4–6 pairs. Tertiary veins abaxially evident. Ponctuation abaxiallly absent.

Inflorescences.— Thyrse, non proliferating.

Female flowers.— Thyrses axes solitary and axillary. Thyrses axes 0.1–0.2 cm. Cymes of order 1. Peduncles pubescent. Peduncles of order 1 2–3 mm. Pherophylls of order 1 at 9–10 tenth of the base. Bracts deltoids, pubescent, 1 mm, margin entire. Pherophylls of order 1 opposite, deltoids, glabrous (quelques rares poils), 0.5 mm, margin entire. Female flowers 4 -merous. Calyx glabrous, margin entire, 2–2.5 mm in diam.

Fruits.— Fruit red, spherical, 2–2.5 mm in diam., 2–2.5 mm.

Distribution, ecology.— South America, Peru, 1300 m, Forêt dense humide andine sempervirente.

Illustrations.— • Dessin Wolfe 12305 F femelle.


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).