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56. Ardisia alyxiifolia Tsiang ex C. Chen, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 16(3): 80. 1978.

少年红 shao nian hong

Ardisia beibeinenses Z. Y. Zhu.

Shrubs ca. 50 cm tall, possibly stoloniferous. Branchlets terete, 1-2 mm in diam., reddish glandular papillate, glabrescent. Petiole canaliculate, 5-8 mm; leaf blade ovate, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 3.5-6(-9.5) × 1.5-2.3(-3.2) cm, thick papery to leathery, sparsely puberulent or minutely brown scaly especially on midrib abaxially, punctate, base obtuse to rounded, margin crenulate, apex acuminate; lateral veins inconspicuous, sparsely glandular, marginal vein absent. Inflorescences simple, subumbellate or corymbose, sometimes compound, lateral or rarely axillary, densely puberulent; peduncle 1-3(-6) cm. Flowers white or rarely pinkish, ca. 4 mm. Pedicel 6-10 mm. Sepals triangular-ovate, 1-1.5 mm, minutely puberulent on tube, punctate, apex obtuse or acute. Petals ovate or ovate-lanceolate, ca. 4 mm, glabrous, ± papillate below middle inside, sparsely punctate. Stamens shorter than petals; anthers lanceolate, ± punctate dorsally. Ovary glabrous; ovules ca. 5, uniseriate. Fruit red, globose, ca. 5 mm in diam., somewhat fleshy, punctate. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Oct-Dec.

* Mixed forests, hillsides, valleys; 600-1200 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan


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