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3. Ardisia aberrans (E. Walker) C. Y. Wu & C. Chen in C. Chen, Fl. Yunnan. 1: 337. 1977.

狗骨头 gou gu tou

Embelia aberrans E. Walker, Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. 9: 173. 1939.

Shrubs 1.2-2 m tall. Branchlets terete, 2-3 mm in diam., reddish puberulent, glabrescent. Petiole canaliculate, 6-10 mm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, 17-23 × 5-9 cm, papery, dull and glabrous adaxially, minutely puberulent and punctate abaxially, base cuneate or obtuse or sometimes rounded, margin flat, entire, apex acuminate; lateral veins 18-23 on each side of midrib, prominently raised adaxially, marginal vein present. Inflorescences axillary, cymose, ca. 1 cm, puberulent, usually pendulous. Flowers papery, ca. 3 mm. Pedicel 2-3 mm, puberulent. Sepals ovate, ca. 1 mm, minutely puberulent, red punctate, margin ciliate, apex acute. Petals united ca. 1/2 way to base; lobes broadly ovate, glabrous, minutely punctate, base auriculate, margin entire, apex obtuse. Stamens slightly shorter than petals; filaments subobsolete; anthers ovate or broadly lanceolate, punctate dorsally, dehiscent by longitudinal slits, apex acute. Pistil ca. as long as petals, glabrous; ovary conical; ovules numerous, in 3 series. Stigma punctiform. Fruit globose, ca. 5 mm in diam., punctate. Fl. Apr, fr. Sep.

* Evergreen broad-leaved forests, valleys, damp places; 1100-1400 m. Yunnan


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