Ilex integra

Ilex integra

An Ilex integra in Osaka-fu, Japan
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Aquifoliales
Family: Aquifoliaceae
Genus: Ilex
Species: I. integra
Binomial name
Ilex integra

Othera japonica Thunb.

Ilex integra, the mochi tree, is an ornamental tree of the holly genus, which is native to parts of Asia, including Korea; Taiwan; the mid-southern regions of China; and Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu in Japan. Its flower is light yellow.[1][2] The species was botanically described in 1784.[3]


Ilex integra is an ingredient in birdlime, and is also sometimes planted as sacred tree.[2]


  1. Pink, A. (2004). Gardening for the Million. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation.
  2. 1 2 Masayuki-Hayashi (2004). 葉で見わける樹木 (in Japanese). ISBN 4-09-208022-0. Retrieved October 6, 2009.
  3. GRIN (July 17, 2007). "Ilex integra information from NPGS/GRIN". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved October 6, 2009.

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