Ilex martiniana D.Don

Guiana Holly

Photo credit: Original from Descr. Pinus courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library - (provided by Missouri Botanical Garden) modified to provide labels.

Family: Aquifoliaceae

Genus: Ilex

Category: Tree - Evergreen


Native to Guiana.

Published in Descr. Pinus Ed. 2 2: App. 5: 2 in 1828. (PlantList) Also in ed.1 v.2 t.5 p.8 App.

Illustration at Tab 5 in Descr. Pinus Volume 2 is labelled as Ilex paraguensis but the text says that it is I. martiniana. I was at first led to suppose this species as the same with the Ilex Paraguensis, figured at Tab. 4. A more careful examination, however, proves them to be different; but their affinity is so great, that there is sufficient reason to believe their properties are very similar.


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