Ilex vomitoria

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAquifoliaceae
Family (Traditional)Aquifoliaceae
GenusIlex
Species:Ilex vomitoria Aiton
Common NameYaupon
Growth Habitshrub
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: shrub; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: March; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: crenate; Leaflet Margins: serrate; Leaflet Margins: serrulate; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 2; Carpel Number/Pistil: 5; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Berry; Fruit Type: Drupe; Fruit Wet/Dry: Wet; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 0; Sepal Number: 5; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5; Tepal Fusion: N/A; Tepal Number: 0
C value 4
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Ilex ligustrina f. parvifolia Ilex ligustrina f. parvifolia (Griseb. ex Loes.) Loes.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Fayette (KY), Fayette (TN), Knox (TN), Perry (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: BEREA, EKY, MTSU, SWMT, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1971 - 2002

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BEREA002322 Fayette Kentucky
BEREA
Ilex vomitoria
TENN-V-0141327 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Ilex vomitoria
TENN-V-0141329 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Ilex vomitoria
UCHT018781 Perry Tennessee
UCHT
Ilex vomitoria
SWMT03858 Shelby Tennessee 00 May 1979 Mimi Ward and Elaine Toulon
SWMT
Ilex vomitoria
31234100219086 Shelby Tennessee 19 Jun 1971 Elizabeth M Browne
71G16.1
EKY
Ilex vomitoria
31234100219094 Shelby Tennessee 19 Jun 1971 Elizabeth M. Browne
71G16.1
EKY
Ilex vomitoria
TENN-V-0141326 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Ilex vomitoria
TENN-V-0141330 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Ilex vomitoria
TENN-V-0141328 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Ilex vomitoria
MTSU020933 Rutherford Tennessee 1956-7 Euple Ann Gilbert
5
MTSU
Ilex vomitoria
MTSU020934 Rutherford Tennessee 23 Apr 1980 John Douglas
28
MTSU
Ilex vomitoria
MTSU021015 Williamson Tennessee 02 Sep 2002 Dwayne Coleman
MTSU
Ilex vomitoria
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Plant Photos

Ilex vomitoria - Dwayne Estes
Ilex vomitoria - Dwayne Estes
Ilex vomitoria - Theo Witsell
Ilex vomitoria - Theo Witsell
Ilex vomitoria - Theo Witsell
Ilex vomitoria - Theo Witsell
Ilex vomitoria - Theo Witsell
Ilex vomitoria - Theo Witsell
Ilex vomitoria - Theo Witsell
Ilex vomitoria - Theo Witsell