Ilex cookii

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Ilex cookii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Aquifoliales
Family: Aquifoliaceae
Genus: Ilex
Species: I. cookii
Binomial name
Ilex cookii
Britt. & Wilson

Ilex cookii (Cook's holly or te) is a species of plant in the Aquifoliaceae family. It is endemic to Puerto Rico. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is a federally listed endangered species of the United States.

This tree is only known from a single specimen and a few seedlings in the cloud forests on Cerro de Punta and Monte Jayuya, both at Toro Negro State Forest in Puerto Rico.[1][2] Other specimens were probably destroyed when a communications tower was installed on Cerro de Punta.[1]


  1. ^ a b Ilex cookii World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998.
  2. ^ 2010 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 17 April 2011.

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