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2. Ardisia baotingensis C. M. Hu, Acta Bot. Austro-Sin. 6: 27. 1990.

保亭紫金牛 bao ting zi jin niu

Shrubs 2-3 m tall, reddish brown scaly on branchlets, petioles, and inflorescence rachis. Branchlets slightly angular to obtusely 4-angled, 3-5 mm in diam. Petiole canaliculate, 1.5-2.5 cm; leaf blade oblong or elliptic, 14-25 × 4-8.5 cm, papery, or thin leathery, base broadly cuneate, margin flat, entire to subcrenate, apex acute to slightly acuminate, acumen to 5 mm, without a mucro; lateral veins numerous, prominently raised on both surfaces, marginal vein evident. Inflorescences axillary on long peduncles, paniculate, branches umbellate, rachis straight, glabrous. Flowers papery, pink, ca. 5 mm. Pedicel recurved, 0.8-1.5 cm. Sepals triangular, 0.8-1 mm, minutely punctate, margin entire, ciliate, apex acute. Petals united to 1/4 length, broadly ovate, margin entire, hyaline, glabrous, apex acute. Stamens subequal to petals; filaments short; anthers ovate, ca. 2 mm, apparently epunctate, apiculate. Pistil ca. as long as petals; ovary subglobose, glabrous; ovules numerous, multiseriate. Fruit subglobose, 6-7 mm in diam., longitudinally striate. Fl. Feb-Apr, fr. Oct-Nov.

* Dense broad-leaved forests, mountains. Hainan


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