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Digital Herbaria

Ilex decidua

Ilex decidua Walter

Possumhaw, Possumhaw Holly, Deciduous Holly, Meadow Holly, Prairie Holly, Swamp Holly, Welk Holly, Deciduous Yaupon, Bearberry, Winterberry

Aquifoliaceae (Holly Family)

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Ilex decidua

Possum-Haw, Winterberry, Deciduous Holly


Location: On N R.O.W. of Hwy 46, .8 km E of US Hwy 281.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Full sun. Dry, rocky, limestone soil. Dense colony.

Description: Tree, 4 m tall, 8 cm dia, bark silver-gray; twigs glabrous. Leaves fascicied on ends of short spurlike lateral branches (which are alternate), deciduous; young ones membraneous, mature ones firm, pale beneath, petiolate (2+mm), oblanceolate to ovate, 2x4 cm. Flowers not present. Fruit a red, globose drupe, 5+ dia. Stones 4, 4.5+ mm long.

County: Comal
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Oct 19, 1990
Specimen number: 403

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0592
Accession Date: Nov 23, 1993
Accession Number: 44

Annotations: Originally identified as found in Bexar county. DXFXC (pistillate)(in fruit)

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