Ilex ambigua

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAquifoliaceae
Family (Traditional)Aquifoliaceae
GenusIlex
SpeciesIlex ambigua (Michx.) Torr.
Common NameCarolina holly
Growth Habittree
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: tree; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf; Leaf Veination: Pinnate; Petiole Type: Petiolate; Leaf/Leaflet Shapes: Broadly Elliptic;Elliptic;Narrowly Elliptic;Obovate;Ovate; Leaf/Leaflet Margins: Serrulate;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 8.0
C value 8
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[S4] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** 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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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
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

No synonyms exist for this species.

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: Bell (KY), Harlan (KY), Laurel (KY), Lawrence (KY), Madison (KY), Campbell (TN), Carroll (TN), Chester (TN), Franklin (TN), Greene (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardeman (TN), Hawkins (TN), Loudon (TN), Marion (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Roane (TN), Scott (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Sevier (TN), Shelby (TN), Unicoi (TN), Van Buren (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, BOON, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, TENN, UCHT, UOS, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1965 - 2011

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100203882 Bell Kentucky C. Ross Hinkle
EKY
Ilex ambigua
31234100204245 Bell Kentucky 04 Jul 1965 Ellwood J. Carr
EKY
Ilex ambigua
31234100203874 Bell Kentucky C. Ross Hinkle
EKY
Ilex ambigua
31234100204013 Laurel Kentucky 05 Oct 2008 Adrienne Cooper
11
EKY
Ilex ambigua
BEREA002299 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Ilex ambigua
TENN-V-0141177 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Ilex ambigua
TENN-V-0141170 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Ilex ambigua
TENN-V-0141172 Chester Tennessee
TENN
Ilex ambigua
TENN-V-0141358 Bell Kentucky
TENN
Ilex ambigua
TENN-V-0141171 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Ilex ambigua
UCHT018655 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Ilex ambigua
UCHT018653 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Ilex ambigua
UCHT018644 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Ilex ambigua
UCHT018656 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Ilex ambigua
UCHT018652 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Ilex ambigua
UCHT018648 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Ilex ambigua
31234100203742 Lawrence Kentucky 15 Jun 2006 Timothy J. Weckman
10634
EKY
Ilex ambigua
31234100203940 Harlan Kentucky 19 Aug 1998 Ronald L. Jones
8764
EKY
Ilex ambigua
31234100203999 Harlan Kentucky 09 Aug 1999 Timothy J. Weckman
5401
EKY
Ilex ambigua
31234100203932 Harlan Kentucky 19 Aug 1998 Ronald L. Jones
8736
EKY
Ilex ambigua
31234100204237 Harlan Kentucky 26 May 1994 Bryce D. Fields
819
EKY
Ilex ambigua
ETSU005418 Greene Tennessee 27 Aug 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Ilex ambigua
TENN-V-0141173 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Ilex ambigua
TENN-V-0141174 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Ilex ambigua
UCHT018642 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Ilex ambigua
UCHT018649 Scott Tennessee
UCHT
Ilex ambigua
UCHT018650 Van Buren Tennessee
UCHT
Ilex ambigua
UCHT018657 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Ilex ambigua
UCHT018643 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Ilex ambigua
UCHT018658 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Ilex ambigua
UCHT018645 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Ilex ambigua
000163 Van Buren Tennessee 23 May 2001 Chris A. Fleming
FCF-517
BOON
Ilex ambigua
APSC0028804 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Ilex ambigua
APSC0028801 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Ilex ambigua
APSC0028802 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Ilex ambigua
APSC0028803 Unicoi Tennessee
APSC
Ilex ambigua
HTTU008487 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Ilex ambigua
UCHT036994 Sequatchie Tennessee
UCHT
Ilex ambigua
UCHT039002 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Ilex ambigua
UOS00506 Van Buren Tennessee 23 May 2001 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Ilex ambigua
UOS00513 Franklin Tennessee 28 May 1998 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Ilex ambigua
BRIT73101 Sevier Tennessee
VDB
Ilex ambigua
BRIT73096 Loudon Tennessee
VDB
Ilex ambigua
011211 Hamilton Tennessee 11 May 2007 S. Huskins
803
BOON
Ilex ambigua
APSC0028805 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Ilex ambigua
UCHT035403 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Ilex ambigua
UOS00499 Franklin Tennessee 23 May 2001 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Ilex ambigua
UOS00512 Franklin Tennessee 07 Jul 2006 Yolande M. Gottfried
UOS
Ilex ambigua
BRIT73098 Marion Tennessee
VDB
Ilex ambigua
BRIT73099 Polk Tennessee
VDB
Ilex ambigua
BRIT73097 Loudon Tennessee
VDB
Ilex ambigua
BRIT73100 Roane Tennessee
VDB
Ilex ambigua
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