14. Ardisia obtusa Mez in Engler, Pflanzenr. IV. 236 (Heft 9): 104. 1902.
铜盆花 tong pen hua
Shrubs or trees to 7 m tall, densely and minutely brown scaly on branchlets, petioles and inflorescence, glabrescent. Branchlets terete, 4-5(-6) mm in diam. Petiole marginate, canaliculate, 5-10 mm; leaf blade oblanceolate, elliptic or obovate, (5-)6-9(-10) × (1.4-)2-4(-5) cm, thin leathery, glabrous, base cuneate, margin entire or obscurely serrate, apex broadly acute, acuminate, or obtuse; lateral veins 8-15 on each side of midrib, obscure, marginal vein inconspicuous. Inflorescences terminal or subterminal, paniculate, branches corymbose or subumbellate, rarely racemose, 5-8 × 7-13 cm. Flowers papery, white to pink or lavender, 2-5(-6) mm. Pedicel 2-10(-17) mm, slender. Sepals ovate, 0.8-1.5 mm, pellucid or orange punctate, margin entire, minutely ciliate, apex acute. Petals nearly free, broadly ovate or ovate, 2-4(-6) mm, densely and minutely orange punctate, or inconspicuously pellucid punctate, margin entire, apex obtuse to acute. Stamens equaling petals; filaments short; anthers punctate dorsally, apex apiculate. Pistil as long as petals; ovary glabrous; ovules 15 to numerous, in 3 series. Fruit black, 4 (-8) mm in diam., pellucid punctate, obscurely longitudinally ribbed.
Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan [Vietnam]