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40. Ardisia dasyrhizomatica C. Y. Wu & C. Chen in C. Chen, Fl. Yunnan. 1: 358. 1977.

粗茎紫金牛 cu jing zi jin niu

Shrubs subsucculent, ca. 50 cm tall, stoloniferous, glabrous. Stems terete, 7-10 mm in diam., minutely glandular granulose, early glabrescent. Leaves pseudoverticillate; cataphylls present, 1.6-2.5 cm; petiole deeply marginate, ca. 2 cm, crisp winged; leaf blade broadly elliptic-obovate or obovate, 23-35 × 11-16 cm, membranous, minutely puberulent, sparsely punctate, base cuneate, decurrent, margin subrevolute, pectinate-dentate, teeth apiculate, apex obtuse; lateral veins ca. 15 on each side of midrib, arcuate, curving distally from midrib to margin, marginal vein inconspicuous. Inflorescences axillary, racemes or panicles of umbels, 8-9 cm. Flowers 3-4 mm. Pedicel 1 cm or longer, puberulent. Sepals ovate, ca. 1.5 mm, united 1/3 their length or less, glabrescent, ± punctate, margin sparsely ciliate, apex acute or obtuse. Petals nearly free, broadly elliptic or ovate, prominently black punctate, margin entire, apex obtuse or subrounded. Stamens shorter than petals; filaments obsolete; anthers lanceolate or ovate, minutely punctate, apex acute. Pistil slightly shorter than petals; ovary puberulent; ovules numerous, in 3 series. Fruit unknown. Fl. Apr-May.

* Dense evergreen broad-leaved forests; ca. 100 m. SE Yunnan (Hekou)


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