Ilex myrtifolia

Family:AQUIFOLIACEAE
Species:Ilex myrtifolia Walter
Common Name:Myrtle Leaf Holly; Myrtle Dahoon
Habitat:Cypress ponds, depressions in pine flatwoods.
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Shrub
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:ILMY
Plant Notes:Myrtle Leaf Holly is a native evergreen shrub in the Holly family (Aquifoliaceae). It can be found in the southern third of Alabama. Myrtle Leaf Holly grows in pond cypress ponds, in flatwoods depression ponds, and around lime sink ponds. It usually grows around the higher margins of the pond that dry out at least during parts of the year, or perched in the bases of cypress or gum trees. It is an evergreen shrub or small tree reaching heights of 15-20 feet. The bark is gray and smooth or roughened by corky warts. Twigs are often perpendicular to the branches from which they originate and are very stiff. Young twigs are pubescent. Leaves are alternate, evergreen, petiolate, obovate or lanceolate in outline, with entire margins or occasionally with a few teeth. The leaves are thick in texture, glabrous, and dark green in color. Myrtle Leaf holly is dioecious, with male and female flowers occurring on separate plants. The flowers are solitary and produced from the axils of the leaves. Flowers have four greenish-white petals. The fruit is a drupe. The drupes range in color from blood red through orange and rarely yellow. Myrtle Leaf Holly is sometimes available from native plant nurseries. It prefers a moist, sandy soil in full sun.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, FACW (NWI)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyAQUIFOLIACEAE - Holly family
Genus Ilex
Species Ilex myrtifolia Walter - Myrtle Leaf Holly; Myrtle Dahoon

Citation

Citation **
Basionym: **
Type: **

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Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Ilex cassine var. myrtifolia    

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Baldwin, Conecuh, Covington, Escambia, Geneva, Houston, Mobile, Washington

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, AMAL, AUA, BRIT, NY, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1967 - 1967

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
TROY000032708 Houston 06 Jan 2011 Diamond, Alvin R.
21730
TROY
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
BRIT73388 Houston 05 Sep 1992 MacDonald, John R.
5381
BRIT
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
UWAL0033268 Houston 12 Nov 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
27052
UWAL
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
USAM000001390 Mobile 21 Oct 1978 LeLong, Michel G.
10598
USAM
Ilex cassine Linnaeus var. myrtifolia (Walter) Sargent
NY02631571 Escambia 25 Oct 1932 F. S. Blanton
7073
NY
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
AUA000031860 Conecuh 21 Aug 1993 Diamond, Alvin R.
8745
AUA
Ilex Myrtifolia Walt.
AUA000030764 Escambia 16 Apr 2010 Hansen, Curtis J.
4605
AUA
Ilex Myrtifolia Walt.
USAM000001380 Mobile 01 Feb 1975 LeLong, Michel G.
8255
USAM
Ilex cassine Linnaeus var. myrtifolia (Walter) Sargent
BRIT73387 Houston 25 Nov 1992 MacDonald, John R.
5761
BRIT
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
AUA000031862 Covington 1 May 1963 Rogers, Ken
AUA
Ilex Myrtifolia Walt.
AUA000031863 Covington 7 Dec 1985 Bailey, Mark A.
AUA
Ilex Myrtifolia Walt.
NY02631554 Washington 14 Jul 1969 Robert Kral
35544
NY
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
UWAL0002188 Baldwin 30 Oct 2008 Spaulding, Daniel D.
13125
UWAL
Ilex myrtifolia Walt.
BRIT73385 Houston 14 Dec 1992 MacDonald, John R.
5783
BRIT
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
TROY000001165 Mobile 29 Oct 1999 Martin, Brian H.
367
TROY
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
TROY000043391 Houston 12 Nov 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
27052
TROY
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
TROY000014398 Conecuh 21 Aug 1981 Kral, Robert
67830
TROY
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
TROY000033720 Baldwin 30 Oct 2008 Spaulding, Daniel D.
13125
TROY
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
NY02631545 Baldwin 24 Jul 1950 Grady L. Webster
3556
NY
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
AUA000031864 Mobile 22 Nov 1975 Mills, S.F.
176
AUA
Ilex Myrtifolia Walt.
TROY000042599 Geneva 26 Jul 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26641
TROY
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
BRIT73383 Geneva 26 Apr 1967 McDaniel, Sidney
8795
BRIT
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
UWAL0036305 Mobile 06 Jun 2010 Horne, Howard E.
1438
UWAL
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
UWAL0000304 Conecuh 21 Aug 1981 Kral, Robert
67830
UWAL
Ilex myrtifolia Walt.
BRIT73374 Conecuh 21 Aug 1981 Kral, Robert
67830
BRIT
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
UWAL0044559 Baldwin 20 Jul 2000 Larsen, Harry S.
422
UWAL
Ilex cassine var. myrtifolia (Walter) Sarg.
TROY000001124 Covington 15 Dec 2003 Diamond, Alvin R.
14273
TROY
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
BRIT73382 Geneva 07 Jun 1969 Kral, Robert
35124
BRIT
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
BRIT73389 Washington 14 Jul 1969 Kral, Robert
35544
BRIT
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
AMAL00015533 Baldwin 13 Oct 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3955
AMAL
Ilex myrtifolia Walt.
TROY000001163 Conecuh 13 Aug 2000 Diamond, Alvin R.
11988
TROY
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
UWAL0031955 Geneva 26 Jul 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26641
UWAL
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
BRIT73380 Escambia 22 Oct 1983 Kral, Robert
71071
BRIT
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
UWAL0038190 Mobile 01 Feb 1975 LeLong, Michel G.
8255
UWAL
Ilex myrtifolia Walt.
TROY000014397 Baldwin 13 Oct 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3955
TROY
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
BRIT73386 Houston 08 Oct 1972 Kral, Robert
48945
BRIT
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
BRIT73376 Covington 28 Oct 1981 Kral, Robert
68035
BRIT
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
USAM000001424 Baldwin 21 Nov 1970 Rush, M.C.
s.n.
USAM
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
BRIT73381 Geneva 16 Jul 1970 Kral, Robert
40074
BRIT
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
AUA000031859 Baldwin 8 May 1960 Jones, Jr., Samuel B.
531
AUA
Ilex Myrtifolia Walt.
BRIT73375 Covington 15 Dec 2003 Diamond, Alvin R.
14273
BRIT
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
BRIT73371 Baldwin 16 May 1971 Evans, A. Murray
46184
BRIT
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
UWAL0002765 Houston 06 Jan 2011 Diamond, Alvin R.
21730
UWAL
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
TROY000001164 Covington 24 Feb 2002 Diamond, Alvin R.
12929
TROY
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
UWAL0000303 Baldwin 13 Oct 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3955
UWAL
Ilex myrtifolia Walt.
USAM000001398 Mobile 08 Aug 1980 LeLong, Michel G.
11271
USAM
Ilex cassine Linnaeus var. myrtifolia (Walter) Sargent
BRIT73379 Covington 16 Aug 1968 Kral, Robert
32515
BRIT
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
AMAL00022690 Baldwin 27 Aug 2015 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#1973
AMAL
Ilex myrtifolia Walt.
BRIT73373 Conecuh 13 Aug 2000 Diamond, Alvin R.
11988
BRIT
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
UNA00020675 Mobile _ Jul 1879 Mohr, Charles
s.n.
UNA
Ilex myrtifolia Walt.
AMAL00000715 Baldwin 30 Oct 2008 Spaulding, Daniel D.
13125
AMAL
Ilex myrtifolia Walt.
BRIT73378 Covington 08 Oct 1974 Kral, Robert
54589
BRIT
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
AUA000031861 Covington 20 Jun 2008 Hansen, Curtis J.
3394
AUA
Ilex Myrtifolia Walt.
TROY000001162 Baldwin 26 Dec 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
16104
TROY
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
BRIT73377 Covington 27 Mar 1999 MacDonald, John R.
12610
BRIT
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
UNA00068875 Baldwin 13 Oct 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3955
UNA
Ilex myrtifolia Walt.
AUA000039110 Baldwin 15 Jul 1926 Wolf, Wolfgang
2602
AUA
Ilex Myrtifolia Walt.
TROY000029610 Baldwin 13 Dec 2007 Barger, T. Wayne
236
TROY
Ilex myrtifolia Walter
ALNHS00000638 Houston 18 Oct 2011 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#344
ALNHS
Ilex myrtifolia Walt.
UNA00020674 Geneva 26 Apr 1967 McDaniel, Sidney
8795
UNA
Ilex myrtifolia Walt.
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