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Ilex amelanchier M.A. Curtis ex Chapman. Section: "clade IV". Sarvis Holly. 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, S13, WH3, Clark (2023), Godfrey (1988), Krakow (1989)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL

Heliophily: 5

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