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49. Ardisia maclurei Merrill, Philipp. J. Sci. 21: 351. 1922.

心叶紫金牛 xin ye zi jin niu

Ardisia sciophila T. Suzuki; Bladhia sciophila (T. Suzuki) Nakai.

Subshrubs stoloniferous. Stems 4-15 cm, densely rusty crisped villous when young, glabrescent. Leaves alternate, rarely almost whorled; petiole 0.5-2.5 cm, rusty pilose; leaf blade ovate- or oblong-elliptic, 4-6 × 2.5-4 cm, papery, densely pilose, base cordate, margin irregularly serrate, ciliate, apex acute to obtuse; lateral veins ca. 6 on each side of midrib, prominent, ending in teeth. Inflorescences subterminal, 1 or 2, subumbellate, rusty-villous, 4-6-flowered; peduncle 1.3-4 cm; bracts linear to narrowly lanceolate, 3-5 mm, ciliate or pilose. Flowers purplish or reddish, ca. 4 mm. Pedicel slender, 3-6 mm. Sepals lanceolate, as long as petals, rusty villous, not punctate, margin ciliate, apex acuminate. Petals ovate, glabrous, not punctate, apex acuminate. Stamens slightly shorter than petals; anthers ovate, not punctate dorsally, apex acute. Ovary glabrous; ovules 8-10, in 2 series. Fruit dark reddish, globose, ca. 6 mm in diam., not punctate, glabrous. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Dec-Mar.

* Dense broad-leaved forests, hillsides, valleys, along streams, rock crevices, dark damp places; 200-900 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Taiwan


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