Species name:

Ilex aquifolium

Taxonomy

Genus

Species

aquifolium

Nomenclature Melissopalynology

Ilex aquifolium

Classifier

L.

Distribution

America, Hawaii, Europe, Africa, China, Japan, South Australia and New Zealand

Utility

Between 13th and 18th centuries, Ilex aquifolium was cultivated for use as winter fodder for cattle and sheep. Ilex aquifolium was once among the traditional woods for Great Highland bagpipes. Ilex aquifolium is associated with Christmas. The wood makes a good fuel, burning well even when green. Phytotherapy and medicinal uses. Ground cover. It provides to a small contribution in honey production. Ornamental plant and biodiversity

Flowering time

IV - V

Pollen colour

Light yellow

Pollen

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Nectar

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Pollen characteristic

Polar View: Subcircular
Equatorial view : Subcircular