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.

Malawi: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Ilex mitis var. mitis

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Ilex L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Aquifoliaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Aquifoliaceae
Flora of Zambia: Aquifoliaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aquifoliaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Aquifoliaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aquifoliaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aquifoliaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aquifoliaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Aquifoliaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Aquifoliaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aquifoliaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Aquifoliaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aquifoliaceae
Wikipedia: Aquifoliaceae
Plants of the World Online: Aquifoliaceae
Tropicos: Aquifoliaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Family page: Aquifoliaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=17, retrieved 25 September 2023

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