OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Celastrales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Crossopetalum ilicifolium   FAMILY Celastraceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crossopetalum ilicifolium   FAMILY Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rhacoma ilicifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Holly-leaf Rhacoma, Christmasberry, Quailberry


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image of Crossopetalum ilicifolium, Holly-leaf Rhacoma, Christmasberry, Quailberry

Keith Bradley    kab_c_ilicifol1_kb72035_1

December    Miami-Dade County    FL

Navy Wells Pineland Preserve

Leaf margins spiny-toothed, coriaceous, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Crossopetalum ilicifolium   FAMILY Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crossopetalum ilicifolium   FAMILY Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rhacoma ilicifolia

 

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3957

Shrub
Perennial

Native: subtropical Florida

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Waif(s)

Look for it in disturbed, acid, peaty soil, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Opposite
Margins serrately spined

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Pale green
Radially symmetrical
4-merous
4 sepals
4 petals
Superior ovary

Flowers in axillary compound umbels

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Bright red
Drupe

 

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