Ilex integra

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Mochi tree
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An Ilex integra in Osaka-fu, Japan
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Aquifoliales
Family: Aquifoliaceae
Genus: Ilex
Species: I. integra
Binomial name
Ilex integra

Othera japonica Thunb.

The Ilex integra or mochi tree is an ornamental tree of the holly genus, which is native to parts of Asia, including Korea; Taiwan; the mid-southern regions of China; and Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu in Japan. Its flower is light yellow.[1][2] The species was botanically described in 1784.[3]


I integra is an ingredient in birdlime, and is also sometimes planted as sacred tree.[2]


  1. ^ Pink, A. (2004). Gardening for the Million. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. 
  2. ^ a b Masayuki-Hayashi (2004). 葉で見わける樹木 (in Japanese). ISBN 4-09-208022-0. Retrieved October 6, 2009. 
  3. ^ GRIN (July 17, 2007). "Ilex integra information from NPGS/GRIN". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved October 6, 2009. 

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