Euonymus aquifolium Loes. & Rehder (1913:484)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Glyptopetalum aquifolium (Loes. & Rehder) C.Y.Cheng & Q.S.Ma in Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 45(3): 93 (1999); Euonymus aquifolius Loes. & Rehder (1913:484) [unjustified emandation; see Hu et al., 2022:144,146-147]


Conservation Status

Last record: 1929 (Cheng et al., 1999; fide Hu et al., 2022)

Rediscovered on 10 August 2021 (Hu et al., 2022)



Sichuan Province, China


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Sargent, C. S. (1911-1913). Plantae Wilsonianae. An enumeration of the woody plants collected in western China for the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University during the years 1907, 1908, and 1910 by E. H. Wilson, vol. 1. The University Press, Cambridge, 611 pp.


Other references:

Chang, C. Y. (1988). Celastraceae. In: Chang, C. Y. (ed.) Flora Sichuanica, vol. 4. Science and Technological Publishing House of Sichuan, Chengdu, 247–346.

Cheng, C. Y., Kao, T. C., Ma, Q. S., Ma, J. S. and Huang, P. H. (1999). Celastraceae. In: Cheng, C. Y. and Huang, P. H. (eds.). Flora Reipublicae Popularis Sinicae vol. 45(3). Science Press, Beijing, 1-218.

Hu, J., Zhang, J.-Y., Yu, D.-X., Jiang, H., Xu, B., Liu, Q. and He, H. (2022). Euonymus aquifolium (Celastraceae): Rediscovered in flowering with respect to its taxonomy, nomenclature, and rarity. PhytoKeys 201: 139-151.

Ma, J. S., Zhang, Z. X., Liu, Q. R., Peng, H. and Funston, M. (2008). Celastraceae. In: Wu, Z. Y., Raven, P. H. and Hong, D. Y. (eds.). Flora of China, vol. 11. Science Press, Beijing & Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis, 439-492.


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