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Monographia Aquifoliacearum - Loizeau Pierre-André & Gabrielle Barriera


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Aquifoliaceae of Neotropics

Loizeau P.-A. & G. Barriera


Ilex quitensis (Schult.) Loes.

Habit, vegetative morphology.— Evergreen. Current year's branchlets glabrous. Branchlets older than one year smooth or furrowed, reddish, glabrous. Lenticels on current year's branchlets present. Internodes 0.2–0.6 cm. Stipules caducous, linear-triangular, 0.6–0.7 mm. Petiole glabrous, rough or grooved surface, 4–8 mm. Lamina elliptic to obovate, oblong (1:2), 1.5–2.7 X, 0.8–1.5 cm, coriaceous, glabrous abaxially. Base cuneate to acute. Apex rounded to obtuse, mucronate. Apex rounded. Margin revolute, dentate, teeth inconspicuous. Teeth 5–6 ca., on the distal half of the margin. Midbrid adaxially impressed, glabrous. Midbrid abaxially raised, glabrous. Secondary veins abaxially evident, 6–7 pairs. Tertiary veins abaxially obscure. Ponctuation abaxiallly absent.

Inflorescences.— Thyrse, proliferating.

Male flowers.— Cymes of order 1. Peduncles glabrous. Peduncles of order 1 4–5 mm. Pherophylls of order 1 at 6 tenth from the base. Bracts linear-triangular, pubescent, 1.5 mm, margin entire. Pherophylls of order 1 opposite, linear-triangular, glabrous, 0.5 mm, margin entire. Male flowers 4 -merous. Calyx glabrous, 2 mm in diam., margin entire. Corolla 2.5 mm, petals connate on, petals 15 % of their length. Apex margin entire. Stamens at the anthesis shorter than corolla. Rudimentary ovary subglobulous or flattened, glabrous.

Distribution, ecology.— South America, Ecuador.

Flowering.— November.

Illustrations.— • Planche Bonpland 3332 P f (HT d'I. bumelioides). • Rameau Bonpland 3332 P f (HT d'I. bumelioides). • Infrutescence Bonpland 3332 P f (HT d'I. bumelioides). • Limbe, face inférieure Bonpland 3332 P f (HT d'I. bumelioides). • Jeune fruit, limbe, face inférieure Bonpland 3332 P f (HT d'I. bumelioides). • Planche Liesner 23177 MO. • Etiquette Liesner 23177 MO. • Rameau et fruits Liesner 23177 MO. • Feuilles et fruits Liesner 23177 MO.


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).