Mountain-holly

  • Latin name: Nemopanthus mucronatus (L.) Trel.
  • French name: Némopanthe mucroné
  • Taxonomic Serial Number: 28016
Description

Leaves

  • Leaf forms - mountain-holly

Form

  • Deciduous, alternate, simple
  • Thin, abruptly pointed

Length

  • 7 cm

Margin

  • Smooth or with a few scattered teeth

Petiole

  • Purplish

Buds

  • Lateral bud and leaf scar - mountain-holly

Form

  • Small, ovoid
  • A thickened upper bud scale

Twigs

Form

  • Slender, smooth
  • Dwarf shoots on twigs 1 year old and older

Colour

  • Twigs purplish

Flowers

Form

  • Located in the leaf axils

Structure

  • Polygamo-dioecious

Floral timing

  • Spring

Fruits

  • Fruit - mountain-holly

Form

  • Berry-like, on a long slender stalk

Width

  • 6 mm

Colour

  • Purplish-red

Timing

  • Shed in late summer

Bark

Form

  • Smooth

Colour

  • Grey

Habitat

Site

  • In swamps and along streams

Range

Newfoundland to Lake Superior, south to Illinois and North Carolina

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