Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Ilex mitis var. mitis
Scientific name - Ilex mitis var. mitis
Common name - African Holly
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Habitat Afromontane forest
Altitude low coastal
Description Close relative to the European holly. Fresh leaves rubbed together in water make a lather. The wood makes good furniture. Evergeen leaves elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, dark green above.
Flowers small, white, scented and profuse.
Dark crimson berries.
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