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59. Ardisia violacea (T. Suzuki) W. Z. Fang & K. Yao, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 17: 99. 1979.

锦花九管血 jin hua zi jin niu

Bladhia violacea T. Suzuki, Trans. Nat. Hist. Soc. Formos. 5: 41. 1935; Ardisia brevicaulis Diels var. violacea (T. Suzuki) E. Walker.

Subshrubs, with long creeping rhizomes. Stems 10-30 cm, minutely puberulent. Petiole 2-3 mm, ± minutely puberulent or brown scaly, canaliculate; leaf blade ovate- or oblong-lanceolate, rarely lanceolate, 2-6.5 × 0.6-1.9 cm, papery, glabrous, minutely punctate abaxially, base rounded or subcordate, margin irregularly serrate, reflexed, apex acute or obtuse; lateral veins slightly raised adaxially, 3-5(-8) on each side of and at right angles to midrib, marginal vein evident. Infructescences axillary or subapical, umbellate, simple, minutely and densely puberulent or brown scaly; peduncle 0.8-1.5 cm. Flowers unknown. Pedicel 3-4 mm. Fruit red, globose, ca. 6 mm in diam., not punctate, glabrous, 2 or 3 per infructescence. Fr. Mar.

* Dense broad-leaved forests, valleys, rock crevices, damp places; 700-1100 m. Taiwan


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