Ilex bioritsensis integra H.F.Comber
Ilex dentonii hort. ex Loudon
Ilex monopyrena G.Watt ex Loes.
Ilex dipyrena is an evergreen shrub or tree growing, usually growing from 2 - 15 metres tall, with occasional specimens to 25 metres[
]. There is a report of one old and very large tree in India that had a bole diameter of 150cm[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.
E. Asia - China, India, Bhutan, Nepal. Myanmar.
Evergreen, broadleaved forests, mixed forests, shrubby areas, valleys, roadsides etc, at elevations from 2,000 - 3,400 metres in southern China[
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A plant mainly of moist areas in the warm temperate and subtropical zones, extending into the tropics at higher elevations. It is found at elevations from 1,500 - 3,350 metres. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 20 - 27°c, but can tolerate 5 - 31°c[
]. Mature plants can be killed by temperatures of -3°c or lower, but young growth can be severely damaged at -1°c[
]. It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range 1,500 - 2,300mm, but tolerates 1,000 - 2,800mm[
Prefers moderate shade, but tolerates full sun and deep shade[
]. Succeeds in a range of well-drained, fertile soils[
]. Prefers a pH in the range 4.5 - 5.5, tolerating 4 - 6.4[
Plants can be cut back and will resprout from old wood[
The white wood is hard, close-grained, with a pretty silver grain[
The wood is used for fuel[
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