Monographs Details: Ilex retusa Reissek
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Family:Aquifoliaceae
Scientific Name:Ilex retusa Reissek
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Open savannas, bush forests; Bonnetia forests, thickets, montane rain forest, open summits and escarpments and slopes. VENEZUELA. Chimanta Massif, Auyantepui; Kavanayen, Uei-tepui, Cerro Guaiquinima; Sierra Ichun, Rio Uarama below Uarama-tepui, Cerro Uaipan, Cerro Orepuchi Rio Caroni, Alto Rio Cuyuni, Cerro Uroi, Cerro de la Neblina, Rio Yatua, Cerro Yutaje, Rio Manapiare, Cerro Duida. COLOMBIA. Vaupes: Cerro Isibukuri, Rio Kananari. BRITISH GUIANA. Near Roraima, at alt. 600-2300 m.

Discussion:I. retusa f. a. genuina Loes., Nova Acta Acad. C. L. C. G. Nat. Cur. 78: 187. 1901. I. retusa f. b. brunnescens Loes., Nova Acta Acad. C. L. C. G. Nat. Cur. 78: 187. 1901. I. stenophylla Steyerm., Fieldiana Bot. 28: 325. 1952. I. retusa f. glabra Steyerm., Fieldiana Bot. 28: 959. 1957. I. retusa f. glaucescens Steyerm., Fieldiana Bot. 28: 959. 1957. I. retusa f. major Steyerm., Fieldiana Bot. 28: 960. 1957. (root-shoot fide Wurdack, personal conversation). (I. retusa var. su'bepunctata Loes., nomen. G. H. H. Tate 557, Mt. Duida).
Distribution:Venezuela South America| Colombia South America| Guyana South America|