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Ardisia porifera

Description from Flora of China

Subshrubs 20-30 cm tall, sometimes stoloniferous but without creeping rhizomes, glabrous. Branchlets terete, (3.5-) 4-5 mm in diam., red puberulent, glabrescent. Petiole marginate, 5-10 mm; leaf blade elliptic to obovate, 8-13 × 3-5.5 cm, leathery, dull adaxially, pale and obscurely pellucid punctate abaxially, base cuneate, margin entire, subrevolute, apex broadly acute or obtuse; lateral veins ca. 8 on each side of midrib, slightly raised on both surfaces, marginal vein absent. Inflorescences racemose or subumbellate, at tips of specialized lateral branches 3-7.5 cm and with 1(-3) reduced leaves. Flowers unknown. Pedicel ca. 1 cm. Fruiting sepals ovate, 1.5-2 mm, puberulent, inconspicuously red punctate, margin opaque, erose, densely red glandular ciliate, apex acute. Pistil obturbinate; ovary puberulent; ovules numerous, multiseriate. Fruit purple or black, globose, ca. 5 mm in diam., longitudinally punctate-lineate. Fl. Aug-Oct.

* Dense mixed forests. Hainan


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