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Monographia Aquifoliacearum - Loizeau Pierre-André & Gabrielle Barriera


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Aquifoliaceae of Neotropics

Loizeau P.-A. & G. Barriera


Ilex virgata Loes.

Habit, vegetative morphology.— Current year's branchlets pubescent. Branchlets older than one year smooth or furrowed, brownish or reddish, glabrous. Lenticels on current year's branchlets present. Internodes 0.3–1.5 cm. Stipules caducous, linear-triangular, 0.2–0.4 mm. Petiole pubescent (poils très courts), rough or grooved surface, 4–5 mm. Lamina elliptic, oblong (1:2), 1.8–2.7 X, 0.9–1.1 cm, coriaceous. Base attenuate or cuneate. Apex obtuse or acute, not mucronate. Apex retuse or rounded. Margin revolute, crenate, teeth conspicuous. Teeth 6–9 ca., over the entire length of the margin. Midbrid adaxially impressed, glabrous. Midbrid abaxially raised, glabrous. Secondary veins abaxially evident, 6–8 pairs. Tertiary veins abaxially obscure. Ponctuation abaxiallly present.

Inflorescences.— Thyrse, proliferating.

Male flowers.— Thyrses axes solitary and axillary. Cymes of order 1. Peduncles pubescent. Peduncles of order 1 5–6 mm. Pherophylls of order 1 at 4–6 tenth from the base. Bracts linear-triangular, glabrous, 0.8–1 mm, margin entire. Pherophylls of order 1 opposite, linear-triangular, glabrous, 0.3–0.5 mm, margin entire. Male flowers 4 -merous. Calyx pubescent, 1.5–2 mm in diam., margin ciliate or dentate.

Distribution, ecology.— South America, Brazil (Rio de Janeiro).

Flowering.— August.

Illustrations.— • Planche Glaziou 883 P m (IT). • Limbe, face inf. Glaziou 883 P m (IT). • Inflorescence Glaziou 883 P m (IT). • Limbe, face sup. Glaziou 883 P m (IT). • Planche Glaziou 883 BR m (IT-1). • Rameau Glaziou 883 BR m (IT-1). • Planche Glaziou 883 BR m (IT-2). • Planche Glaziou 883 P m (IT). • Rameau Glaziou 883 P m (IT). • Feuilles, face sup. & inf. Glaziou 883 P m (IT). • Inflorescence Glaziou 883 P m (IT).


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).