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Ardisia caudata Hemsl.


Description from Flora of China

Tinus caudata (Hemsley) Kuntze.

Shrubs 50-100 cm tall. Branchlets puberulent when young. Petiole 5-8 mm, puberulent; leaf blade oblong- or elliptic-lanceolate, rarely elliptic, 6-13 × 2-3(-4.5) cm, membranous, glabrous, sparsely brown scaly abaxially, not punctate, base rounded or obtuse, margin crisped-undulate or crenate, apex acuminate to caudate-acuminate; lateral veins ca. 8 on each side of midrib, marginal vein absent. Inflorescences terminal, compound subcorymbose or umbellate, many flowered, puberulent, on specialized, slender, 3- or 4-leaved lateral branches 5-20 cm; primary rays to 1.5 cm. Flowers pinkish, 6(-8) mm. Pedicel 7-12 mm, to 2 cm in fruit, slender, puberulent. Sepals ovate, 3-4 mm, punctate, glabrous except for base, apex acute. Petals broadly ovate, sparsely punctate, minutely puberulent inside near base or glabrous, apex acute. Stamens ca. 2/3 as long as petals; anthers ovate, sparsely punctate dorsally. Ovary glabrous; ovules ca. 5, uniseriate. Fruit reddish, ca. 6 mm in diam., with small glands. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Nov-Dec.

* Mixed forests, valleys, hillsides, along streams, dark damp places; 1000-2200 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan


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