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Ardisia filiformis

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs to 1.5 m tall. Branchlets terete, 1.5-2.5 mm in diam., glabrous. Petiole canaliculate, 3(-10) mm; leaf blade linear or narrowly lanceolate, 12-20(-32) × 1-2.5(-3.5) cm, membranous, glabrous black punctate adaxially, conspicuously punctate and minutely brown scaly abaxially, sparsely punctate, base broadly cuneate, margin entire or undulate, apex long acuminate to rarely acute; lateral veins 10-15 on each side of midrib, marginal vein conspicuous. Inflorescences paniculate, axillary, branches racemose or subcorymbose, 4-7(-12.5) cm, glabrous. Flowers membranous, pinkish or reddish, 3-4 mm. Pedicel 0.8-1.5 cm, slender, glabrous. Sepals ovate to long triangular, ca. 1 mm, glabrous, minutely punctate, margin entire, apex obtuse to acuminate. Petals nearly free, oblong or ovate, glabrous, minutely punctate, margin entire, apex acute to subobtuse. Stamens shorter than petals; filaments subobsolete; anthers lanceolate, dehiscent by longitudinal slits, apiculate. Pistil equal to petals; ovary glabrous, obscurely punctate; ovules numerous, multiseriate. Fruit reddish or blue-black, globose, ca. 6 mm in diam., punctate. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. Nov-Dec.

* Dense mixed forests, hillsides, damp places; 200-1000 m. Guangxi


 

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