65. Ardisia carnosicaulis C. Chen & D. Fang, Guihaia. 13: 199. 1993.
肉茎紫金牛 rou jing zi jin niu
Shrubs to 1 m tall, sometimes tuberous. Branchlets 5-7 mm in diam., minutely glandular papillate, early glabrescent. Petiole marginate, to 2 cm; leaf blade elliptic, obovate, or oblanceolate, 9-14.5 × 3-5 cm, glabrous, sometimes minutely punctate abaxially, base cuneate, margin crenulate, vascularized nodules present, apex acuminate; lateral veins 16-18 on each side of midrib, raised on both surfaces, marginal vein evident. Inflorescences terminal, corymbose, on 3-5-leaved specialized lateral branches 4.5-16 cm. Flowers papery, pinkish or yellowish, ca. 8 mm. Pedicel 0.7-2 cm. Sepals oblong-ovate, 2.5-3 mm, glabrous, densely glandular, apex obtuse to subrounded. Petals nearly free, ovate, 6-8 mm, glabrous, puberulent inside, glandular, apex acuminate. Stamens shorter than petals; filaments obsolete; anthers lanceolate, acute, glandular on back. Pistil as long as or slightly longer than petals; ovary glabrous. Fruit unknown. Fl. Jun-Oct.
* Evergreen broad-leaved forests, hillsides, valleys, dark damp places; ca. 400 m. Guangxi