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48. Ardisia faberi Hemsley in F. B. Forbes & Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 26: 64. 1889.

月月红 yue yue hong

Ardisia castaneifolia H. Léveillé (1911), not Mez (1902); A. cavaleriei H. Léveillé; A. faberi var. oblanceifolia C. Chen; Tinus faberi (Hemsley) Kuntze.

Shrubs or subshrubs, stoloniferous. Stems 15-30 cm, densely rusty crisped villous. Leaves opposite or whorled; petiole 3-8 mm, densely crisped villous; leaf blade ovate- to lanceolate-elliptic or oblanceolate, 5-10 1.8-4 cm, papery, not glandular, crisped villous, base cuneate, margin coarsely serrate, apex acute or acuminate; lateral veins 5-9 on each side; marginal veins absent. Inflorescences in axils of whorled leaves or alternate subulate bracts, subumbellate, few flowered, hirsute; peduncle 1.5-2.5 cm. Pedicel 7-10 mm, crisped villous. Flowers white to pinkish, 4-5(-6) mm. Sepals linear-lanceolate, ca. 5 mm, densely villous. Petals broadly ovate, ± glandular, glabrous, apex acute or obtuse. Stamens ca. 2/3 length of petals; anthers ovate, apiculate, not glandular on back. Ovary glabrous; ovules 5, in 1 series. Fruit red, globose, ca. 6 mm in diam., not punctate, glabrous or puberulent. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Nov-Jan.

* Mixed forests, valleys, along streams, roadsides, rock crevices, dark damp places; 1000-1300 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Yunnan


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