17. Ardisia curvula C. Y. Wu & C. Chen in C. Chen, Fl. Yunnan. 1: 340. 1977.
折梗紫金牛 zhe geng zi jin niu
Shrubs or small trees, reddish stellate and dendroid tomentose on branchlets, petioles, and inflorescence rachis. Branchlets angular, densely villous when young, glabrescent. Petiole canaliculate, 0.8-1 cm; leaf blade obovate to oblanceolate, 12-19 × 4.5-5.5 cm, papery, smooth, glabrous adaxially, reddish stellate abaxially, inconspicuously pellucid punctate, base cuneate, margin entire and revolute at least basally, apex short acuminate, acumen 5-10 mm; lateral veins 15-20 on each side of midrib, marginal vein present. Inflorescences terminal on specialized lateral branches, paniculate, 6-7 cm, branches umbellate, rachis flexuous. Flowers unknown. Pedicel 3-5 cm, recurved, minutely stellate or puberulent. Fruiting calyx somewhat united at base, glabrescent, lobes broadly ovate, to 1 mm, puberulent inside, margin ciliate, apex acute. Fruit (immature) globose, glabrous; ovules numerous, multiseriate. Fl. Apr.
* Evergreen broad-leaved forests, hillsides; 200-300 m. Yunnan