Alchornea ilicifolia (J.Sm.) Mull.Arg.
Mueller Argoviensis, J. (1865) Linnaea 34: 170.
Holly, Native; Native Holly; Dovewood
A small tree not exceeding 30 cm dbh.
Male flowers: Flowers in racemes or panicles of racemes, branches less than 5 cm long. Female flowers: Flowers +/- solitary, not numerous, stigmas lobed or lacinate.
Cotyledons orbicular, about 12-19 mm diam. with a midrib and two major lateral veins radiating from the base. First pair of true leaves with conspicuously toothed margins, the teeth being pungent pointed, about 1 mm long. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade margin with holly-like teeth, each with a sharp point and subtended by a major lateral vein. Stipules broad at the base and drawn out into a fine point at the apex. Seed germination time 67 to 268 days.