Aquifoliaceae_Ilex ambigua

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Family Aquifoliaceae
Basionym Ilex ambigua Chapm. fo. channellii Edwin
Original Identification Ilex ambigua (Michx.) Chapm f. channellii Edwin
Current Taxon Ilex buswellii Small
Protologue Citation Rhodora 59(697): 23. 1957.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype
DUKE Accession Number 158251
Primary Collector R. B. Channell
Collector Number 2440
Collection Date 16 Aug 1953
Country United States
Province/State Mississippi
Plant Location Notes Locally abundant under open stand of Pinus palustris (with wire grass, Styrax, I. glabra & Nyssa scrub), on sandy terrace sloping to wet area containing I. myrtifolia, I. coriacea, Hypericum shrubs, Sarracenia Sledgei, S. purpurea, S. paittacina & Marshallia graminifolia. Collected with Delzie Demaree & Richard L. Diener from approximately the north-south center of the county: about 1 1/2 m. w. of the Alabama state line, about 3 1/2 mi. n. of Pecan & about 1 1/2 mi. n. of U. S. Highway 90.
Plant Description Notes Plants to 10 ft. tall, rather slender, open; fruits yellow-orange-red.
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Broad geographical location North America
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