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Ilex perado
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Ilex perado

Synonyms -

Popular names - Madeira Holly naranjero salvage.

Distribution and Habitat - originating in the Canary Islands, grows in dense forests of Aqua Garcia, in association with Apollonias barbujana, Arbutus canariensis, Laurus Azores, Myrsine canariensis, Ocotal foetens, Persea indica, Prunus Lusitania subsp. hixa, Visna mocanera.

Description - small tree, port pyramidal, evergreen. Young branches are glabra. Leaves 2.5 - 6 cm, elliptic-oblong to suborbicular, mucronate or emarginate Curt, margin entire or with 1-3 spines, petiole wing. Flowers actinomorfe, 4 apples, unisexual dioecious, corolla pink, ovary superior. Fruit drupa, 7-9 mm smaller than pedicel.

Tolerances - tolerates heat, drought, winds and sea spray.

Requirements - sunny or partially shaded exhibitions.

Propagation - by seeds germinate hard in the second or third spring.

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