[ Identification ] : Ilex or not Ilex?

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[ Identification ] : Ilex or not Ilex?

Post  Xavier de Lapeyre on Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:52 pm

Hi all,
I bought two shrubs [ more like sticks ] at a nursery today.
The guys there name it "Oui" and even wrote it like that on the receipt.
But I've not been able to find anything plant related to that name once I got home.

I've made some searches and the closest thing I've found is Ilex.
But I'm not 100% positive.

Could anyone kind of help me identify this plant - confirm or point in another direction?

Characteristics:
Woody
Buds back on old wood
Leaves appearence are mix:
1. Leaf oblong/round with smooth edges = Seems to be juvenile leaves
2. Leaf wavery with spiky edges, there are literally small spikes on the leaf edges = seems to be mature leaves









Thanks in adv
X

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Re: [ Identification ] : Ilex or not Ilex?

Post  MrFancyPlants on Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:08 pm

I am pretty sure it is Ilex also, but I didn't realize how many species, sub-species and hybrids there were for Ilex.

American Holly perhaps?

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Re: [ Identification ] : Ilex or not Ilex?

Post  GaryWood on Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:33 pm

Serch for Malpighia

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Post  Xavier de Lapeyre on Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:28 pm

Thanks for the feedbacks, its a Malpighia coccigera.

"Miniature holly" (a.k.a. singapore holly) [ Malpighia coccigera ]

bonsai.wikia.com/wiki/Singapore_Holly_-_ Malpighia_coccigera

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Re: [ Identification ] : Ilex or not Ilex?

Post  Russell Coker on Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:09 pm

Xavier de Lapeyre wrote:
Could anyone kind of help me identify this plant - confirm or point in another direction?

Characteristics:
Woody
Buds back on old wood
Leaves appearence are mix:
1. Leaf oblong/round with smooth edges = Seems to be juvenile leaves
2. Leaf wavery with spiky edges, there are literally small spikes on the leaf edges = seems to be mature leaves

Actually, Xavier, your #1 should be "leaf arrangement is OPPOSITE". That automatically rules out Ilex, whose leaf arrangement is ALTERNATE... every single holly species and subspecies. It simply does not matter that the leaf "looks like" a holly leaf.

Glad you've settled on Malpighia.

R

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Re: [ Identification ] : Ilex or not Ilex?

Post  Xavier de Lapeyre on Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:34 pm

Hi Russell,

Thanks for the tip.
I've completely forgotten to mention it out actually Embarassed I did check it out, but then completely forgot about it as I was focused on the more prominent characteristics of the leaves which was unusual to me.

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