AQUIFOLIACEAE Bercht. & J. Presl.

Family traditionally composed of 4 genera and 400 species of trees and shrubs, with a cosmopolitan distribution. More recent studies only include 3 genera in this family, Ilex, Nemopanthus and Prinos, with the highest diversity in Latin America. In North Africa it is only represented by the genus Ilex.

Engler, A. & Prantl, K. 1942. Aquifoliaceae. in Die Natürlinchen Pflanzenfamilien. ed. 2, 20b: [36]-86.

Updated by: H. Sainz & J. Charco.