Ilex decidua Walter
Possumhaw, Possumhaw Holly, Deciduous Holly, Meadow Holly, Prairie Holly, Swamp Holly, Welk Holly, Deciduous Yaupon, Bearberry, Winterberry
Aquifoliaceae (Holly Family)USDA Symbol: ILDE
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Specimen & Label Data
Possum-Haw, Winterberry, Deciduous Holly
Location: On N R.O.W. of Hwy 46, .8 km E of US Hwy 281.
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.
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)