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Monographia Aquifoliacearum - Loizeau Pierre-André & Gabrielle Barriera


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Aquifoliaceae of Neotropics

Loizeau P.-A. & G. Barriera


Ilex parvifructa Edwin

Habit, vegetative morphology.— Tree or shrub, evergreen, 1–6 m tall. Current year's branchlets glabrous. Branchlets older than one year smooth or furrowed, reddish, glabrous. Lenticels on current year's branchlets present. Internodes 0.5–2.5 cm. Stipules caducous, linear-triangular, 0.2 mm. Petiole glabrous, rough or grooved surface, 6–10 mm. Lamina elliptic, oblong (1:2), 5–9.5 X, 2–4.5 cm, papyraceous, glabrous abaxially. Base obtuse. Apex obtuse, mucronate. Apex acuminate. Acumen 0.1–0.7 cm. Margin revolute, entire. Midbrid adaxially impressed, glabrous. Midbrid abaxially raised, glabrous. Secondary veins abaxially evident, 5–7 pairs. Tertiary veins abaxially evident. Ponctuation abaxiallly absent.

Inflorescences.— Thyrse, proliferating.

Female flowers.— Cymes of order 1–2. Peduncles glabrous. Peduncles of order 1 10–15 mm. Pherophylls of order 1 at 5–6 tenth of the base. Peduncles of order 2 4–5 mm. Pherophylls of order 2 at 0–1 tenth of the base. Bracts linear-triangulate, glabrous, 1.5 mm, margin entire. Pherophylls of order 1 opposite, linear-triangulate, glabrous, 0.3 mm, margin entire. Female flowers 4 -merous (vérifier la diagnose). Calyx glabrous, margin entire, 2.5 mm in diam.

Fruits.— Fruit red, spherical, 4–7 mm in diam., 4–7 mm.

Distribution, ecology.— South America, Venezuela, 1400–1700 m, bord de rio.

Flowering.— November to December (fruits en janvier?).

Illustrations.— • Planche Maguire 33091 K f (IT). • Infrutescence Maguire 33091 K f (IT). • Planche Maguire 33091 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).