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44. Ardisia purpureovillosa C. Y. Wu & C. Chen ex C. M. Hu, Acta Bot. Austro-Sin. 6: 29. 1990.

紫脉紫金牛 zi mai zi jin niu

Shrubs 0.5-2 m tall. Branchlets angular, 3-3.5 mm in diam., subsucculent, densely crisped reddish hirtellous-tomentose, glandular trichomes uniseriate, multicellular. Leaves pseudoverticillate; petiole marginate, 1-1.5 cm, not winged; leaf blade lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, rarely obovate, 15-22(-25) × 3.8-5(-8) cm, membranous, glossy adaxially, densely red punctate in areolae, subglabrous or sparsely puberulent especially abaxially, base cuneate, decurrent, margin serrate, apex acuminate; lateral veins ca. 18 on each side of midrib, marginal vein obscure. Inflorescences compound umbellate, densely tomentose, terminal on lateral branches 6-10(-12) cm and with 2 or 3 small lanceolate leaves. Flowers papery, pinkish or reddish purple, 5-7 mm. Pedicel 7-12 mm, densely tomentose. Sepals lanceolate, 2.3-2.5 mm, densely tomentose abaxially, glabrous adaxially, red punctate, margin entire, long ciliate. Petals nearly free, broadly ovate, minutely punctate, margin entire, glabrous, apex acute or obtuse. Stamens somewhat shorter than petals; filaments obsolete; anthers broadly ovate, longitudinally dehiscent, not punctate dorsally, apex apiculate. Pistil subequalling petals; ovary glabrous or puberulent; ovules 8-12, biseriate. Fruit globose, ca. 6 mm in diam., tomentose, glabrescent, punctate. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Sep-Nov.

* Evergreen broad-leaved forests, limestone hillsides, valleys, moist places; 600-1800 m. Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan


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