Prunus ilicifolia (Nutt.) Walp.

Holly-leaved Cherry

Evergreen tree to 15 m. Leaves leathery, ovate to round, sharply toothed, mostly less than 5 cm long but can be larger in the wild. Flowers in racemes, white, to 8 mm wide. Fruit spherical, red to blackish.

USA, Mexico.

VIC: Beechworth (Town Hall Gds, ptd 1875); Carnegie (outside railway station); Caulfield (Park, by toilets); Kew (Willsmere Hospital).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Rosaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Rosales
family       Rosaceae
genus        Prunus L.