Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Family Profile
Family Description

A family of one genus and about 405 species, world wide.


Ilex - A genus of about 405 species, pantropic but extending into temperate regions; two species occur naturally in Australia. Backer & Bakhuizen van den Brink (1965); Blake (1954); Pedley (1984).


Backer, C.A. & Bakhuizen van den Brink, R.C. (1965). Aquifoliaceae. In 'Flora of Java.' Vol. 2, (N.V.P. Noordhoff: Groningen.), pp. 51-52.

Blake, S.T. (1954). Botanical contributions of the northern Australia regional survey. II. Studies on miscellaneous northern Australian plants. Australian Journal of Botany 2:99-140.

Pedley, L. (1984). Aquifoliaceae. In 'Flora of Australia.' Vol. 22, (Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.), pp. 199-204, 223.

Smith, L.S. (1957). New species of and notes on Queensland plants - II. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 68:43-50.

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