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Ardisia retroflexa

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs 1-2 m tall. Branchlets slightly angular, 1.5-2 mm in diam., densely and minutely reddish brown scaly, glandular papillate, glabrescent. Petiole canaliculate, 4-12 mm; leaf blade elliptic, or lanceolate, 8-15 × 2-4 cm, papery, glabrous, bullate, base cuneate, margin revolute, entire, apex acute or acuminate; lateral veins 15-18 on each side of midrib, slightly raised abaxially, marginal vein present. Inflorescences terminal, 10-12 cm, paniculate, branches umbellate, rachis strongly flexuous to geniculate. Flowers papery, white, ca. 2 mm. Pedicel 3-6(-10) mm, recurved. Sepals ovate, 0.8-1 mm, glabrous, pellucid punctate, margin crenulate, ciliate, apex acute. Petals nearly free, ovate, glabrous, not punctate, apex acute. Stamens subequalling petals; anthers ovate, punctate dorsally, apex acute to subapiculate. Pistil as long as petals. Style as long as globose ovary, glabrous. Fruit red, globose, ca. 5 mm in diam., distinctly longitudinally ribbed, sparsely punctate. Fl. Apr, fr. Aug.

* Broad-leaved forests, damp places. Hainan


 

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