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Ilex excelsa (Wall.) Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:599. 1875. D. Brandis, Ind. Trees, 156.

  • Cassine excelsa Wall.
  • Ilex dunoniona DC.
  • Ilex exsulca Brandis

    A medium sized tree with a whitish-grey smooth bark; young shoots puberulous. Twigs yellowish-brown, longitudinally wrinkled. Stipules triangular ovate, c.l mm long Leaves ± membranous, elliptic-ovate to elliptic-lanceolate, 6.5-9 x 3-4 cm, cuneate, subacuminate, margin quite entire, nerves c. 8 pairs, midrib prominent on under surface, impressed above. Petiole 12-15 mm long. Peduncles rather stout, 6-8 mm long, pilose. Flowers in compact cymose clusters at the shoot apices, bisexual, 5-merous. Involucral bracts less than 1 mm long, broad ovate, acute. Pedicel ± 2 mm long, up to 4 mm in fruit. Calyx shallow cupular, sepals obtuse, c.l mm long, minutely and irregularly toothed. Style obsolete; stigma ± conical, lobed at the base. Drupe not seen.

    Fl.Per.: May-June.

    Type locality: Described from Nepal.

    Distribution: The Himalayas, from Kashmir and eastward to Nepal & Bhutan.

    Collected from Trarkhel area (Kashmir C-7) by R.R. Stewart. Rare in our part of Kashmir. The drupe is said to have 5-pyrenes. Varies in its growth habit (Brandis, l.c.77).


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