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Monographia Aquifoliacearum - Loizeau Pierre-André & Gabrielle Barriera


Aquifoliaceae of Neotropics

Loizeau P.-A. & G. Barriera

Ilex subrotundifolia in litt. Steyerm.

Habit, vegetative morphology.— Shrub, evergreen, 1.3–2.8 m tall. Current year's branchlets glabrous. Branchlets older than one year smooth or furrowed, glabrous. Petiole glabrous, 4–5 mm. Lamina elliptic, orbiculate (1:1), 2–6 X, 2–5.8 cm, coriaceous, glabrous abaxially. Base rounded to truncate. Apex truncate to rounded, not mucronate. Apex emarginate or rounded. Margin revolute, entire. Midbrid abaxially raised. Secondary veins abaxially obscure, 4–7 pairs. Tertiary veins abaxially obscure. Ponctuation abaxiallly present.

Inflorescences.— Thyrse, proliferating.

Female flowers.— Thyrses axes solitary and axillary. Cymes of order 1. Peduncles glabrous. Peduncles of order 1 1–3.5 mm. Female flowers 4 -merous (?), white. Calyx margin ciliate or dentate, 2–4 mm in diam. Corolla 2.2 mm, petals connate on, petals 30–40 % of their length.

Fruits.— Fruit spherical, 4 mm in diam., 4 mm.

Distribution, ecology.— South America, Venezuela (Bolívar: Gran Sabana).

Illustrations.— • Dessin in Berry & al. (1995). Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. • Planche Maguire 33743 K m. • Inflorescence Maguire 33743 K m. • Planche Steyermark 59394 NY.

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).