Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae

Aquifoliaceae - Holly family

Mendes, E.J. (1966) Aquifoliaceae FZ 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 genus and 1 taxon.

Ilex mitis

More sample images from the Aquifoliaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)

Ilex mitis var. mitis

Ilex mitis var. mitis

Ilex mitis var. mitis

Ilex mitis var. mitis

Ilex mitis var. mitis

Ilex mitis var. mitis

Ilex mitis var. mitis

Ilex mitis var. mitis

Ilex mitis var. mitis

Ilex mitis var. mitis

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

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Ilex L.Image

Other sources of information about Aquifoliaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Aquifoliaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Aquifoliaceae
Flora of Zambia: 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, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Aquifoliaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=17, retrieved 2 September 2014

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