Ilex dimorphophylla and Malphigia coccigera

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Ilex dimorphophylla and Malphigia coccigera

Post  PkWk on Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:31 pm

Got a bit of confuse over the 2 names. Both are refereed as Okinawa Holly.
Hope to get some explanations from those who know.

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Ilex dimorphophylla and Malphigia coccigera

Post  bonsaisr on Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:16 am

Okinawa holly is Ilex dimorphophylla. Malpighia coccigera is known as Singapore holly, because its leaves are slightly holly shaped. It is neither a holly nor is it from Singapore. It is from the Caribbean and has pink flowers.
The true hollies all belong to the genus Ilex, so it is easy to tell.
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