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52. Ardisia primulifolia Gardner & Champion, Hooker's J. Bot. Kew. Gard. Misc. 1: 324. 1849.

莲座紫金牛 lian zuo zi jin niu

Description from Flora of China

Bladhia primulifolia (Gardner & Champion) Masamune; Tinus primulifolia (Gardner & Champion) Kuntze.

Subshrubs, rusty pilose throughout, with woody rhizomes. Leaves 4 or 5, alternate or forming a rosette; petiole 5-10 mm, densely pilose; leaf blade elliptic or oblong-obovate, 6-12(-17) × 3-5(-10) cm, papery, long ciliate, minutely punctate, base rounded, margin sparsely and obscurely crenate, apex broadly acute or obtuse; lateral veins ca. 6 on each side of midrib, conspicuous, ending in marginal glands. Inflorescences 1 or 2 in center of rosette, subumbellate or cymose, densely pilose; peduncle 3-5.5(-19) cm. Flowers reddish, 4-6 mm. Pedicel 6-8 cm, densely rusty pilose. Sepals oblong-lanceolate, subequalling petals, punctate, sparsely covered with long crisp hairs outside, glabrous within, margin ciliate, apex acute. Petals broadly ovate, sparsely punctate, glabrous. Stamens shorter than petals; anthers lanceolate, acute, sparsely punctate dorsally. Ovary sparsely puberulent; ovules 3 or 4, uniseriate. Fruit red, 4-6 mm in diam., somewhat fleshy, punctate, pubescent or glabrescent. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Nov-May.

Dense mixed forests, hillsides, dark damp places; 600-1400 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Yunnan [Vietnam]


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