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Ardisia ordinata

Description from Flora of China

Subshrubs to 50 cm, with creeping rhizome, appressed rusty tomentose on branchlets, petioles, leaf veins, sepals, and pedicels. Branchlets terete, 2-3 mm in diam. Leaves pseudoverticillate; petiole canaliculate, 1-2 cm; leaf blade papery, 6-9 × 2.5-4.5 cm, base obtuse to rounded, progressively less tomentose from midrib to tertiaries, conspicuously punctate, dull adaxially, margin finely serrate, apiculate. Inflorescences lateral on internodes, subumbellate, few flowered, 0.8-2 cm, rusty strigose; bracts lanceolate to linear, 1-2 mm. Flowers unknown. Pedicel ca. 5 mm, strigose. Fruiting sepals ovate, ca. 1.5 mm, ciliate, punctate, apex acute. Immature fruit purple or reddish, puberulent. Fl. Jun, fr. Feb.

* Dense woods. Hainan (Loktung)


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