Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Aquifoliales

Aquifoliaceae - Holly family

Mendes, E.J. (1966) Aquifoliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2)

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs, evergreen (in ours). Stipules small or 0. Leaves alternate, simple. Flowers usually unisexual, 4(-8)-merous, actinomorphic, in fascicles, cymes or racemes. Petals free or connate at base. Stamens free, alternating with the corolla lobes. Disk 0. Ovary superior, 3- or more locular. Fruit drupaceous.

Worldwide: 4 genera and 420 species, almost cosmopolitan.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 2 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Ilex L.Description

Other sources of information about Aquifoliaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Aquifoliaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Aquifoliaceae
Flora of Zambia: Aquifoliaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aquifoliaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Aquifoliaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Aquifoliaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=17, retrieved 16 December 2017

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