Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2610

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Usually dioecious

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare, endemic to an area along the Fall Line in SC & adjacent GA

Look for it in upland circumneutral woodlands and forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White/Greenish-white
Usually unisexual
5-merous

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red or rarely yellow
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Aquifoliales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ilex cuthbertii   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ilex cuthbertii   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Systematic study of Ilex ambigua, Ilex decidua and related taxa (Krakow, 1989)
Ilex longipes var. cuthbertii

 

COMMON NAME:
Cuthbert Holly


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image of Ilex cuthbertii

JK Marlow    jkm170401_369

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Ilex cuthbertii

JK Marlow    jkm170401_371

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Ilex cuthbertii

JK Marlow    jkm170401_372

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Similar to I. longipes, w lvs pubescent on top, marginal teeth more obscure, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Ilex cuthbertii

JK Marlow    jkm170401_373

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Bark thin, gray, mostly smooth. Spur shoots commonly present, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Ilex cuthbertii

Ron Lance    rwl_ilexcuthbertii

September-October        

Pedicels of fruits and pistillate flowers (5.5-) 10-30mm long, per Weakley's Flora.