Overview

Distribution

Taiwan
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Shrubs ca. 2 m tall, sparsely glandular papillose-puberulent on branchlets, petioles, and inflorescence rachis. Branchlets terete, 3-5 mm in diam. Petiole canaliculate, marginate, 5-7 mm; leaf blade elliptic-lanceolate or oblanceolate, 7-14(-20) × 2-3.5(-5.5) cm, papery, pellucid punctate, minutely brown scaly abaxially, base cuneate, decurrent, margin serrulate, punctate and with vascularized marginal nodules on teeth, apex acuminate or acute; lateral veins up to 18 on each side of midrib, prominent, marginal vein evident. Inflorescences terminal umbels, on specialized lateral branches. Flowers papery, white, 4-5 mm. Pedicel 1-1.5 cm, usually densely pubescent. Sepals broadly ovate to suborbicular, ca. 1.5 mm, densely punctate, margin entire, ciliate, apex rounded. Petals nearly free, ovate, 4-5 mm, glabrous, punctate, margin entire, apex acute. Stamens subequalling petals; filaments shorter than anthers; anthers narrowly lanceolate, longitudinally dehiscent, punctate dorsally, apex acute. Pistil equaling petals; ovary glabrous, punctate; ovules numerous, multiseriate. Fruit red, becoming black, globose, 6-8 mm in diam., punctate. Fl. Jan-Aug, fr. Aug-Mar.
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Diagnostic Description

Synonym

Ardisia morrisonensis Hayata; A. remotiserrata Hayata; A. stenosepala Hayata; A. suishaensis Hayata; Bladhia cornudentata (Mez) Nakai; B. morrisonensis (Hayata) Nakai; B. stenosepala (Hayata) Nakai.
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Type Information

Isotype for Ardisia stenosepala Hayata
Catalog Number: US 1944959
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Verified from the card file of type specimens
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): B. Hayata
Year Collected: 1912
Locality: Taiwan [Formosa], Taiwan, Asia-Temperate
  • Isotype: Hayata, B. 1915. Icon. Pl. Formosan. 5: 92.
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Ecology

Habitat

* Mixed forests, hilly areas; 0-1700 m.
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