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34. Ardisia hanceana Mez in Engler, Pflanzenr. IV 236 (Heft 9)): 149. 1902.

大罗伞树 da luo san shu

Ardisia elegantissima H. Léveillé; A. impressa H. R. Fletcher; A. thorelii Pitard.

Shrubs 1-3 m tall, glabrous. Branchlets terete, 3-5 mm in diam. Petiole canaliculate, narrowly winged, 1-1.3 cm; leaf blade elliptic, oblanceolate, or rarely ovate, 9-12(-15) × 2.5-4 cm, leathery, punctate, sometimes sparsely pitted abaxially, base cuneate and decurrent, margin crenate or subentire, with vascularized nodules, epunctate, apex acute or acuminate; lateral veins 12-15 on each side of midrib, marginal vein obscure. Inflorescences terminal corymbose panicles of umbels, on specialized lateral branches 30-50 cm. Flowers membranous, pink, rarely red or white, (5-)6-7(-8) mm. Pedicel 1-2 cm, glabrous. Sepals lanceolate, 2.3-2.5 mm, epunctate, margin glabrous, entire, apex acute or obtuse. Petals united at base, broadly ovate, epunctate, sparsely glandular granulose adaxially near base, margin entire, glabrous, apex acute or obtuse. Stamens ca. 2/3 as long as petals; filaments much shorter than anthers; anthers ovate or lanceolate, longitudinally dehiscent, not punctate, apex acute. Pistil subequalling petals; ovary glabrous; ovules ca. 5, uniseriate. Fruit dull red or black, globose, 8-10(-12) mm in diam., pellucid punctate. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Dec-Apr.

Mixed forests, hillsides, valleys, along streams, dark damp places; ca. 1300 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang [Vietnam]


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