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Monographia Aquifoliacearum - Loizeau Pierre-André & Gabrielle Barriera


Aquifoliaceae of Neotropics

Loizeau P.-A. & G. Barriera

Ilex sellowii Loes.

Habit, vegetative morphology.— Shrub, 0.75–3 m tall. Current year's branchlets pubescent. Branchlets older than one year smooth or furrowed, greyish, glabrous. Lenticels on current year's branchlets absent or hardly visible. Internodes 0.2–1.5 cm. Stipules caducous, linear-triangular, 0.5–0.8 mm. Petiole pubescent, rough or grooved surface, 4–12 mm. Lamina elliptic or obovate, oblong (1:2), 3–6 X, 1.8–4 cm, papyraceous or coriaceous. Base cuneate or acute or obtuse or rounded. Apex rounded or obtuse, mucronate. Apex emarginate or rounded. Margin revolute, entire or dentate, teeth conspicuous. Teeth 1 ca., on the distal half of the margin. Midbrid adaxially flat or raised, pubescent on proximal half. Midbrid abaxially raised, glabrous. Secondary veins abaxially evident, 6–8 pairs. Tertiary veins abaxially evident. Ponctuation abaxiallly absent.

Inflorescences.— Thyrse, proliferating.

Female flowers.— Thyrses axes solitary and axillary or terminal. Thyrses axes 10–20 cm. Cymes of order 1–3. Peduncles pubescent. Peduncles of order 1 5–28 mm. Pherophylls of order 1 at 7–9 tenth of the base. Peduncles of order 2 5–7 mm. Pherophylls of order 2 at 1–3 tenth of the base. Peduncles of order 3 5–7 mm. Pherophylls of order 3 at 0–1 tenth of the base. Bracts deltoids, pubescent, 0.5–1 mm, margin entire. Pherophylls of order 1 opposite, linear-triangulate, pubescent, 0.5–1.2 mm, margin entire. Female flowers 5 -merous. Calyx glabrous, margin ciliate or dentate, 2.5–3 mm in diam. Stigma capitate.

Fruits.— Fruit green (immature ?), spherical, 3–4 mm in diam., 3–4 mm.

Distribution, ecology.— South America, Brazil (Campo Pontago, Paraná: canyon Guartalá, Goiás: Serra dos Pireneus), 1000 m, Cerrado, Protected places among rocks, upper slopes and summit.

Illustrations.— • Planche Sello 2039 K f (LT). • Infrutescence Sello 2039 K f (LT). • Planche Sellow 2039 K f (LT). • Rameau Sellow 2039 K f (LT). • Planche Irwin 34114 K f. • Infritescences Irwin 34114 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.
Loizeau (1994) et Loizeau & Spichiger (1992) should also be cited (see Bibliography).