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1. Ardisia nigropilosa Pitard in Lecomte, Fl. Indo-Chine. 3: 810. 1930.

星毛紫金牛 xing mao zi jin niu

Ardisia stellata E. Walker.

Shrubs ca. 3 m tall, densely reddish stellate tomentose throughout; stellate hairs stipitate. Branchlets terete, 2.5-3.5 mm in diam., strongly longitudinally ridged. Petiole canaliculate, 3-5 mm; leaf blade oblanceolate, 12-24 × 3.5-7 cm, papery, dull and glabrescent adaxially except for midrib, base subauriculate, margin flat, entire or obscurely undulate, apex acute or acuminate; lateral veins 15-20 on each side of midrib, prominent, raised, marginal vein absent. Inflorescences terminal or sublateral, paniculate, branches umbellate or cymose, 7-10 cm. Flowers papery, pink, ca. 3 mm. Pedicel (5-)7-10 mm. Sepals triangular lanceolate, 1.2-1.5 mm, densely tomentose, punctate, margin entire and glabrous, apex acute. Petals nearly free, broadly ovate, epunctate or sparsely punctate, sparsely pubescent abaxially, glabrescent, margin entire, apex obtuse or subacute. Stamens ca. 2/3 as long as petals; filaments obsolete; anthers ovate, punctate dorsally, dehiscent by longitudinal slits, apex caudate. Pistil ca. as long as petals; ovary globose, glabrous, punctate; ovules numerous, multiseriate. Stigma punctiform. Fruit globose, dull red or reddish black, 4-5 mm in diam., stellate tomentose. Fl. May, fr. Oct.

Evergreen broad-leaved forests, mountains, stream sides, damp places; ca. 500 m. S Yunnan [Vietnam].


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