Taxon: Ilex purpurea Hassk.

Genus: Ilex
Family: Aquifoliaceae
Nomen number: 19766
Place of publication: Cat. hort. bot. bogor. 230. 1844
Name Verified on: 28-Jul-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-May-2006
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 9 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hollies)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Yunnan
    • Eastern Asia: Japan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indo-China: Vietnam

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Galle, F. C. Hollies. The genus Ilex. 1997 (Hollies)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Meyer, F. G. et al. A catalog of cultivated woody plants of the southeastern United States. 1994 (L CultWPl SE US)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)


Check other web resources for Ilex purpurea Hassk. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Ilex purpurea cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.