54. Ardisia verbascifolia Mez in Engler, Pflanzenr. IV. 236 (Heft 9): 153. 1902.
长毛紫金牛 chang mao zi jin niu
Ardisia villosoides E. Walker.
Subshrubs 15-30 cm tall, villous almost throughout. Rhizome creeping. Stems densely villous and tomentose when young. Petiole 1.5-3.5 cm, villous and tomentose; leaf blade broadly elliptic to broadly elliptic-ovate, 12-15(-22) × 5-8(-10) cm, papery, densely punctate, base obtuse to rounded, margin crenate, apex acute or acuminate; lateral veins ca. 15 on each side of midrib, ending in marginal glands, marginal vein present. Inflorescences terminal, axillary, or lateral, compound subumbellate or cymose bracts ca. 3 mm. Flowers pink, ca. 6 mm. Pedicel 6-10 mm. Sepals oblong-lanceolate to ligulate, ca. 6 mm, punctate and villous on both sides, apex acute. Petals ovate, punctate, glabrous, apex acute. Stamens somewhat shorter than petals; anthers narrowly lanceolate, punctate dorsally, apiculate. Pistil as long as or longer than petals; ovary glabrous; ovules ca. 5, uniseriate. Fruit red, ca. 6 mm in diam., glabrous, punctate. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Nov-Jan.
Dense evergreen broad-leaved forests, edges of forests, along streams, moist places, roadsides, bamboo woods. Hainan, Yunnan [Vietnam]