Ilex amelanchier M.A. Curtis ex Chapman. clade: Clade D3. Phen: Apr-May; Oct-Nov (-Apr). Hab: Banks of blackwater creeks and rivers, clay-based Carolina bays, other pine flatwoods ponds with seasonally flooded hydrology. Dist: A Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic: se. NC south to the FL Panhandle and west to se. LA (reports from se. VA appear to be based on confusion of material); disjunct in w. LA (Vernon Parish).
ID notes:The fruits are sometimes persistent until the following spring; the species is perhaps most conspicuous in the winter, when the dull red fruits can be easily seen.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Synonymy: = C, F, Fl7, G, GW2, K3, K4, RAB, S, WH3, Clark (2023), Godfrey (1988), Krakow (1989)