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.

Zambia: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Aquifoliaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Aquifoliaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Aquifoliaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aquifoliaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Aquifoliaceae

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Aquifoliaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=17, retrieved 23 May 2017

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