Ilex brachyphylla

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Ilex brachyphylla
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Aquifoliales
Family: Aquifoliaceae
Genus: Ilex
Species: I. brachyphylla
Binomial name
Ilex brachyphylla

Ilex brachyphylla is a type of holly - a species of plant in the Aquifoliaceae family. It is endemic to China where it grows as a shrub or small tree from 4m to 15m in height.[2] It has leathery glossy green leaves which have serrated edges and a sharp point. Although male flowers have been described, the Flora of China records that female flowers have not been observed and neither has the fruit. It is rare and an endangered species found only on mountain slopes in south-west Hunan province.


  1. ^ China Plant Specialist Group (2004). "Ilex brachyphylla". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T46423A11055409. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T46423A11055409.en. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Ilex Brachyphylla - Flora of China