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Ardisia villosa Roxb.


Description from Flora of China

Ardisia dumetosa Tutcher; A. trichocarpa Merrill; A. villosa var. ambovestita E. Walker; A. villosa var. latifolia E. Walker; A. villosa var. oblanceolata E. Walker.

Shrubs 1(-3) m tall, stoloniferous, blackish or rusty villous or hirsute almost throughout, glabrescent. Petiole 5-10 mm; leaf blade elliptic-lanceolate to ovate or oblanceolate, 5-15 × 1.2-5 cm, papery, densely punctate especially abaxially, base cuneate, decurrent, margin subentire, undulate, crenate, or serrate, apex acute or acuminate; lateral veins ca. 15 on each side of midrib, raised on both sides, marginal vein interrupted. Inflorescences simple or compound umbellate, rusty villous, on leafy or leafless specialized branches 2-15 (-20) cm. Flowers lavender or pink, rarely white, to 8 mm. Pedicel 5-10 mm. Sepals oblong-lanceolate or ligulate, densely punctate, densely villous outside, pubescent inside, apex obtuse. Petals ovate to broadly lanceolate, glabrous, punctate, apex acute. Stamens nearly as long as petals; anthers lanceolate, acute, punctate dorsally. Ovary glabrescent or puberulent; ovules ca. 5, uniseriate. Fruit dark red or blackish, globose, 6-7 mm in diam., hirsute or villous, punctate. Fl. Apr-Jul, fr. Feb-Jul.

Evergreen broad-leaved forests, mountain slopes, roadsides, rock crevices, damp places; 500-1500 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Taiwan, Yunnan [Malaysia]


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