Ilex cornuta. Chinese holly. China, Korea
AQUIFOLIACEAE (Holly family)

Shrub, seen on campus in the low-growing form "Dwarf Burford, the species can reach 10 feet or more in heigth and an equal width, with either a dense or open growth. Evergreen leaves are simple, alternate, glossy, leather-like and vary in marginal spininess. Long-lasting bright, red berries.

There are significant plantings at Lomita Mall near the main entrance to the Quad, McCullough Bldg., and Memorial Auditorium. Once familiar with the plant, other locations will be noticed..

Illustrations (links open new windows): flower | leaf & fruit (Hoover Tower, 1/8/05)

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