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Myrsine stolonifera (Koidz.) Walker


Description from Flora of China

Anamtia stolonifera Koidzumi, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 37: 40. 1923; A. marginata Masamune; A. mezii Masamune; Myrsine marginata Mez (1902), not Hooker & Arnott (1834); Rapanea stolonifera (Koidzumi) Nakai.

Shrubs ca. 2 m tall. Branchlets terete, 1-1.5(-2) mm in diam., glabrous. Petiole canaliculate, 5-8 mm; leaf blade elliptic or lanceolate, 6-8(-10) × 1.5-2.5(-3) cm, papery or subleathery, glabrous, base cuneate, margin entire or sometimes with 1 or 2 pairs of teeth beyond middle, punctate, apex acuminate; lateral veins inconspicuous, densely and minutely areolate, marginal vein absent. Inflorescences axillary or on leafless branchlets, umbellate or fascicled, sessile, 3- or 4-flowered; bracts hastate or lanceolate, glabrous. Flowers 5-merous, 1.8-2 mm. Pedicel 2-3 mm, glabrous, subtended by 1 bract. Calyx lobes spreading, nearly free, narrowly elliptic or oblong, 0.8-1 mm, flat, glabrous, prominently punctate, apex acute or obtuse. Petals united into a very short tube, glabrous outside, densely glandular granulose inside except for tube; lobes oblong, punctate, apex obtuse. Stamens ca. 1/2 as long as petals; filaments free, adnate to base of petals; anthers broadly ovate or reniform, apex apiculate. Ovary glabrous, punctate. Stigma apiculate or lobed. Fruit red becoming bluish black, globose, ca. 5 mm in diam., glabrous. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. Dec-Jan.

Mixed forests, damp places; 300-2100 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Japan].


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