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Ardisia olivacea

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs ca. 1 m tall. Branchlets angular, 2.5-3.5 mm in diam., glabrous. Petiole canaliculate, 1-2 cm; leaf blade oblanceolate or oblong-oblanceolate, 13-24 × 4-7 cm, membranous, densely red punctate, base cuneate, margin entire, apex acute to acuminate; lateral veins 10-12 on each side of midrib, sometimes ending in glands, marginal vein absent. Inflorescences simple, subumbellate, on curved ends of slender, leafless, brown scaly or minutely puberulent specialized lateral branches 5-9.5 cm. Flowers unknown. Pedicel slender, 1-1.5 cm, brown scaly or puberulent. Fruiting sepals broadly ovate, 1-1.5 mm, glabrous, densely black punctate, margin entire, glabrous, apex obtuse or broadly rounded. Fruit red, globose, ca. 6 mm in diam., inconspicuously pellucid punctate. Fr. Nov-Dec.

* Mixed forests, hillsides. Guangxi (Napo)


 

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