23. Ardisia hypargyrea C. Y. Wu & C. Chen in C. Chen, Fl. Yunnan. 1: 340. 1977.
柳叶紫金牛 liu ye zi jin niu
Ardisia quinquegona Blume var. linearifolia Pitard; A. salicifolia E. Walker (1939) not A. de Candolle (1844).
Shrubs ca. 1 m tall, without creeping rhizomes. Branchlets terete, 2.5-3.5 mm in diam., brown scaly when young, glabrescent. Petiole marginate, 5-7 mm; leaf blade narrowly lanceolate, 6-8(-10) × 1.2(-1.5) cm, papery, glabrous, reddish brown scaly abaxially, inconspicuously red punctate, base cuneate, margin entire, subrevolute, apex long acuminate, acumen 1-2 cm; lateral veins numerous, obscure, marginal vein obscure. Inflorescences axillary or subterminal on specialized lateral branches 4-13 cm, subumbellate or cymose. Flowers papery, pink or purple-red, ca. 3 mm. Pedicel slender, ca. 1 cm, accrescent to 2.5 cm in fruit, minutely puberulent or brown scaly when young, glabrescent. Sepals deltate, to 1 mm, sparsely red punctate, brown scaly, margin entire, ciliate, apex acute. Petals nearly free, ovate, obscurely punctate, glabrous, margin entire, apex acute. Stamens ca. 3/4 as long as petals; filaments shorter than anthers; anthers ovate, not punctate dorsally, apex abruptly acute to apiculate. Pistil as long as or longer than petals. Fruit reddish, globose, ca. 4 mm in diam., punctate, obscurely longitudinally ribbed. Fl. May, fr. Nov-Dec.
Mixed forests, hillsides, valleys, along streams, dark damp places; 700-1600 m. Guangxi, SE Yunnan [Vietnam]