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Monographia Aquifoliacearum - Loizeau Pierre-André & Gabrielle Barriera


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Aquifoliaceae of Neotropics

Loizeau P.-A. & G. Barriera


Ilex sapiiformis Reissek

Habit, vegetative morphology.— Current year's branchlets glabrous. Branchlets older than one year smooth or furrowed, reddish, glabrous. Lenticels on current year's branchlets absent or hardly visible. Internodes 0.5–1.5 cm. Stipules caducous. Petiole glabrous, rough or grooved surface, 10–13 mm. Lamina elliptic, oblong (1:2), 4.5–6 X, 2.5–3.2 cm, papyraceous. Base obtuse or rounded. Apex rounded or obtuse, not mucronate. Apex retuse or rounded. Margin revolute, entire. Midbrid adaxially impressed, glabrous. Midbrid abaxially raised, glabrous. Secondary veins abaxially evident, 6–8 pairs. Tertiary veins abaxially evident. Ponctuation abaxiallly present.

Inflorescences.— Thyrse, non proliferating.

Male flowers.— Thyrses axes fasciculate and axillary. Thyrses axes 0.2–1 cm. Cymes of order 2–4. Peduncles glabrous or pubescent. Peduncles of order 1 2–5 mm. Pherophylls of order 1 at 8–9 tenth from the base. Peduncles of order 2 1 mm. Pherophylls of order 2 at 1 tenth from the base. Peduncles of order 3 0.5–1 mm. Pherophylls of order 3 at 1 tenth from the base. Peduncles of order 4 0.3–0.5 mm. Pherophylls of order 4 at 1 tenth from base. Bracts linear-triangular, glabrous or pubescent, -0.5 mm, margin entire. Pherophylls of order 1 opposite, deltoid, glabrous or pubescent, 0.3–0.5 mm, margin entire. Male flowers 4 -merous. Calyx glabrous, 1.2–2 mm in diam., margin entire. Corolla 1–1.5 mm, petals free. Apex margin entire. Stamens at the anthesis equal to corolla. Rudimentary ovary pyramidal or subpear-shaped, glabrous.

Distribution, ecology.— South America, Brazil (Pernambuco).

Illustrations.— • Planche Gardner 1145 K m (IT1). • Inflorescence Gardner 1145 K m (IT1). • Planche Gardner 1145 K m (IT2). • Planche Gardner 1144 BM m. • Etiquettes Gardner 1144 BM m. • Rameau Gardner 1144 BM m. • Inflorescence Gardner 1144 BM m. • Planche Gardner 1145 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).