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Monographia Aquifoliacearum - Loizeau Pierre-André & Gabrielle Barriera


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Aquifoliaceae of Neotropics

Loizeau P.-A. & G. Barriera


Ilex sapotifolia Reissek

Habit, vegetative morphology.— Current year's branchlets glabrous. Branchlets older than one year smooth or furrowed, greyish, glabrous. Lenticels on current year's branchlets absent or hardly visible. Internodes 0.2–1.8 cm. Stipules caducous, linear-triangular, 0.5–1.5 mm. Petiole glabrous, smooth surface or rough or grooved surface, 13–20 mm. Lamina elliptic or obovate, oblong (1:2), 7–15 X, 3–5.5 cm, papyraceous. Base obtuse or rounded. Apex rounded, mucronate. Apex acuminate. Acumen 0.3–1.5 cm. Margin plane or revolute (très finement), entire or dentate, teeth inconspicuous or conspicuous. Teeth 4–13 ca., over the entire length of the margin or on the distal half of the margin. Midbrid adaxially impressed, glabrous. Midbrid abaxially raised, glabrous. Secondary veins abaxially evident, 12–15 pairs. Tertiary veins abaxially obscure. Ponctuation abaxiallly absent.

Inflorescences.— Thyrse, proliferating.

Female flowers.— Thyrses axes solitary and axillary or terminal. Thyrses axes 1–8 cm. Cymes of order 1–3. Peduncles glabrous. Peduncles of order 1 8–16 mm. Pherophylls of order 1 at 2–3 tenth of the base or 7–8 tenth of the base. Peduncles of order 2 4–6 mm. Pherophylls of order 2 at 0–3 tenth of the base. Peduncles of order 3 2–3 mm. Pherophylls of order 3 at 0–1 tenth of the base. Bracts deltoids, glabrous, 0.3–0.5 mm, margin entire. Pherophylls of order 1 opposite, deltoids, glabrous, 0.3–0.5 mm, margin entire. Female flowers 6 -merous. Calyx glabrous, margin entire, 3–3.5 mm in diam. Stigma mamillate, glabrous.

Fruits.— Fruit spherical, 5–6 mm in diam., 5–6 mm.

Distribution, ecology.— South America, Brazil (Minas Gerais: Caldas).

Illustrations.— • Etiquette Widgren s.n. [471] W f (IT). • Planche Widgren s.n. [471] W f (IT). • Limbe, fruits Widgren s.n. [471] W f (IT). • Planche Regnell III 398 [a] WU f (ST de regnelliana Maxim.). • Inflorescence Regnell III 398 [a] WU f (ST de regnelliana Maxim.). • Planche Widgren, J. F. 471 M f (IT). • Rameau Widgren, J. F. 471 M f (IT). • Infrutescence Widgren, J. F. 471 M f (IT). • Planches Glaziou 10482[a] & [b] K m & f. • Inflorescence Glaziou 10482[a] K m. • Inflorescence Glaziou 10482[b] K f. • Planche Widgren 471 BR f (HT). • Etiquettes Widgren 471 BR f (HT). • Rameau Widgren 471 BR f (HT). • Planche Widgren 471 BR f (IT). • Rameau Widgren 471 BR f (IT). • Planche Regnell 398 K f. • Rameau Regnell 398 K f. • Infrutescence Regnell 398 K f. • Rameau Regnell 398 K f. • Feuille Regnell 398 K f.


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).