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51. Ardisia brevicaulis Diels, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 29: 519. 1900.

九管血 jiu guan xue

Ardisia bodinieri H. Léveillé; A. citrifolia Hayata; Bladhia brevicaulis (Diels) Migo; B. citrifolia (Hayata) Nakai.

Subshrubs stoloniferous. Stems 10-15 cm, puberulent when young. Petiole 1-1.5(-2) cm, puberulent; leaf blade narrowly ovate to elliptic or suboblong, 7-14(-18) × 2.5-4.8(-6) cm, papery, glabrous adaxially, puberulent abaxially, base cuneate, margin entire, reflexed, obscurely punctate, apex obtuse to rounded; lateral veins (7-)10-13 on each side of midrib, at almost right angles to midrib, marginal vein evident. Inflorescences terminal, umbellate, simple, on curved ends of specialized, puberulent, 1- or 2-leaved lateral branches 2-5 cm. Flowers pink, 4-5 mm. Pedicel 1-1.5 cm. Sepals lanceolate or ovate, ca. 2 mm, sometimes puberulent outside, ciliate, punctate. Petals ovate, ca. 5(-7) mm, glabrous, sparsely and minutely puberulent inside, prominently punctate, apex acute. Stamens shorter than petals; anthers lanceolate, acute or apiculate, punctate dorsally. Ovary glabrous, punctate; ovules ca. 6, uniseriate. Fruit red, globose, ca. 6 mm in diam., punctate. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Oct-Dec.

* Mixed forests, dark damp places; 400-1300 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Xizang, Yunnan


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