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Wikipedia: Aquifoliaceae
Aquifoliaceae
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Aquifoliaceae (Holly family)

English holly
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Aquifoliales
Family:Aquifoliaceae
Genera
 Ilex - Holly
 Nemopanthus - Mountain holly

Aquifoliaceae is a small plant family with two genera, by far the best-known being Ilex, the hollies, a large genus with about 600 species distributed nearly world-wide, absent only from Australasia and western North America. They are shrubs and small trees, including both evergreen and deciduous species. Many of them are highly decorative.

The other genus, Nemopanthus, only contains one species, Nemopanthus mucronatus, which differs from Ilex in the flowers having a reduced calyx and narrow petals, and also in cytology, being tetraploid, whereas Ilex is diploid.


American holly
foliage and berries


  

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Modified by Geona