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Ardisia ensifolia

Description from Flora of China

Ardisia linearifolia X. W. Wei & M. Y. Xiao.

Shrubs ca. 1 m tall, without creeping rhizomes. Branchlets 1.5-2.5 mm in diam., glabrous, wrinkled. Petiole canaliculate, 3-8 mm; leaf blade linear or linear-lanceolate, 10-12(-20) × 1(-2.5) cm, leathery, glabrous, densely black punctate and punctate-lineate, base cuneate, margin subentire, subrevolute, apex acuminate; lateral veins numerous, inconspicuous, marginal vein obscure. Inflorescences simple, subumbellate, on curved ends of specialized, leafless lateral branches 2-7 cm. Flowers papery, red, ca. 6 mm. Pedicel 1 (-2) cm, sparsely brown scaly or minutely puberulent. Sepals elliptic, 2-3(-4) mm, densely punctate, glabrous, margin entire, apex obtuse. Petals nearly free, oblong-ovate, densely punctate, margin entire, apex obtuse. Stamens subequalling petals; filaments shorter than anthers; anthers linear-lanceolate, inconspicuously punctate dorsally, longitudinally dehiscent, apex apiculate. Pistil as long as or slightly longer than petals; ovary glabrous; ovules ca. 6, uniseriate. Fruit reddish, globose, ca. 6 mm in diam., black punctate. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Nov-Jan.

* Evergreen broad-leaved forests, hilly areas, deeply shaded damp places; ca. 700 m. Guangxi, Yunnan


 

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