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Ilex verticillata tenuifolia Torr. Fl. North. U. S. 338. 1824. Not I. tenuifolia Salisb.
Ilex bronxensis Britton, Man. 604. 1901.
Similar to the preceding species, but with grey slender twigs. Leaves various, obovate to orbicular, l'-3 long, glabrous, or more or less pubescent beneath; fruit often larger than that of I. verticillata, orange-red.
Ilex fastigiÓta Bicknell, of Nantucket, recently described, differs by fastigiate branching and narrower lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate leaves.
A shrub, somewhat resembling the two preceding. Twigs glabrous; leaves oval or oblong, thin, 1-2' long, mainly acute or acutish at each end, glabrous on both sides or sometimes villous on the veins beneath, turning yellow in autumn, finely serrulate; staminate flowers solitary or occasionally 2 together, on very slender pedicels 5"-9" long; fertile flowers solitary, much shorter-peduncled; calyx-lobes acute, glabrous; drupes larger than in /. verticillata, orange-red, rarely yellow, ripening earlier, on stalks about equal to their diameter.