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Holly Family (Aquifoliaceae)

Characteristics Of Holly, Distribution And Ecology Of Hollies, Uses By Humans

Members of the holly family (Aquifoliaceae) are shrubs and trees with small, white or pale green, unisexual flowers. The family consists of four genera with 419 species, of which 400 species are members of the holly genus, Ilex. The family Aquifoliaceae is a member of the class Magnoliopsida (dicotyledons), division Magnoliophyta (the angiosperms, or flowering plants).


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