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Monographia Aquifoliacearum - Loizeau Pierre-André & Gabrielle Barriera


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Aquifoliaceae of Neotropics

Loizeau P.-A. & G. Barriera


Ilex truxillensis var. bullatissima in litt. Cuatrec.

Habit, vegetative morphology.— Tree, evergreen, 5–8 m tall. Petiole glabrous, rough or grooved surface, 4–7 mm. Lamina elliptic, oblong (1:2), 2.5–4.5 X, 2–3.5 cm (limbe déroulé), coriaceous, bullate adaxially. Base obtuse or rounded. Apex rounded or obtuse. Apex rounded. Margin rolled up, crenate, teeth inconspicuous. Teeth 5–8 ca., over the entire length of the margin. Midbrid adaxially impressed. Midbrid abaxially raised. Secondary veins abaxially evident, 6–8 pairs. Ponctuation abaxiallly present.

Inflorescences.— Thyrse, proliferating.

Male flowers.— Thyrses axes terminal. Cymes of order 3. Peduncles glabrous or pubescent (poils très courts (0,05 mm)). Peduncles of order 1 20–40 mm. Pherophylls of order 1 at 7–8 tenth from the base. Peduncles of order 2 1–2.5 mm. Pherophylls of order 2 at 7–8 tenth from the base. Peduncles of order 3 2–5 mm. Pherophylls of order 1 opposite, linear-triangular, glabrous, 1–1.5 mm. Male flowers 4 -merous, white. Calyx glabrous, 3–4 mm in diam. Corolla 4–4.5 mm, petals connate on, petals 40–50 % of their length. Stamens at the anthesis shorter than corolla. Rudimentary ovary pyramidal, glabrous.

Distribution, ecology.— South America, Venezuela (Lara: Paramó del Jabón), 3100–3400 m.


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).