Ilex pseudobuxus is an evergreen shrub growing 2 - 4 metres tall. Another report says that it is a multi-branched tree that furnishes a usable timber[
The leaves are harvested from the wild as a substitute for Yerba mate, whilst, according to some reports, the wood is also harvested for local use.
S. America - eastern and southern Brazil.
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A plant of subtropical to tropical areas, found at elevations down to sea level in the south of its range and at elevations up to 1,850 metres in the north.
The leaves are used in Brazil as a substitute for Yerba Mate[
The wood is used for building, floorboards, crates and general carpentry[
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