Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Field Guide Overview

Dominant Flora of the Ground Cover in Pine Forests of the Apalachicola National Forest

Genus/Species Ilex coriacea Common Name Large Gallberry
Family AQUIFOLIACEAE Acronym LGGA
Description

Large shrub up to 5 m tall, upright, vigorous; leaves alternate, elliptic to oval, pointed, extruding teeth along leaf margin (serrate), leaf 4-8 cm long and 1.5-4cm broad; dioecious, flowers April; mature fruit black.