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1b. Maytenus phyllanthoides Bentham var. ovalifolia Loesener, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 8: 291. 1910.

Maytenus texana Lundell; Tricerma texanum (Lundell) Lundell

Shrubs 0.2–2 m. Stems decumbent to prostrate. Leaves: petiole 1–3 mm; blade oblong-elliptic to elliptic-obovate, 1.5–4(–6) × 1–2(–3.5) cm, base rounded, margins entire or remotely serrulate, apex obtuse to rounded, sometimes mucronate.

Flowering early spring–summer; fruiting summer–winter. Coastal prairies, marshes, clay or sand-clay mounds, often saline sites; 1–10 m; Tex.; Mexico (Tamaulipas).

In the flora area, var. ovalifolia occurs along the Gulf coast of Texas from Cameron to Nueces counties.


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