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Ilex azorica

Ilex azorica

Family: Aquifoliaceae

Flowering: April | May

Origin: Azores

Tree or evergreen shrub frequent of the Laurel Forest, usually present above 250 metres. The Ilex azorica, like other species of this genus, is associated with the holiday symbolism; its branches are dark green contrasting with bright red fruit, mature in early winter.

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