Lvs acuminate, evidently glandular-serrulate, the larger ones mostly 5-10 cm, only rather loosely and inconspicuously reticulate-veiny; petioles greenish or stramineous; sep minute but evident at 10 subpersistent on the developing fr; anthers 0.8-1.7 mm; nutlets 5-6 mm, dorsally and usually laterally ribbed; otherwise much like no. 2 [Nemopanthus mucronatus (L.) Loes.]. Swamps, bogs, and streamsides in the mts. of W.Va., Va., and N.C.; rare and local. May, June. (Ilex longipes, misapplied)
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.