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Ardisia alutacea C. Y. Wu et C. Chen


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs 0.4-1.5 m tall. Branchlets terete, 1-2 mm in diam., very sparsely bifurcate glandular puberulent, early glabrescent. Petiole canaliculate, 8-10 mm; leaf blade elliptic, lanceolate, or obovate, 8-12.5 × 3-4.5 cm, leathery, glabrous, base cuneate, margin shallowly crenate, with vascularized nodules, abaxially with reddish bifurcate glandular trichomes, pellucid punctate, apex acute; lateral veins 7-9 on each side of midrib, prominent, marginal vein evident. Inflorescences compound cymose, at tips of specialized lateral branches 5-11 cm, subglabrous. Flowers papery, purplish red, 7-9 mm. Pedicel 1.5-2 cm, somewhat dilated at apex, punctate. Sepals broadly ovate, 1.3-1.5 mm, densely black punctate, margin entire, glabrous, apex obtuse. Petals nearly free, subdeltate, 8-9 mm, glabrous, densely black punctate, margin entire, apex acuminate. Stamens shorter than petals; filaments obsolete; anthers lanceolate-ovate, punctate especially dorsally. Pistil as long as petals, glabrous; ovary punctate; ovules ca. 6, uniseriate. Fruit purplish red, globose, ca. 8 mm in diam., sparsely punctate; persistent sepals covering base of fruit. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Dec.

* Dense mixed forests, valleys, dark damp places; 800-1700 m. SE Yunnan


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