Botanical name: Ardisia oxyphylla Family: Myrsinaceae (Myrsine family)
Pointed-Leaf Ardisia is a treelet that grows in lowland and hill forests in Northeast India, Malaysia, Burma, Thailand, and Borneo. The bark is grayish-brown. The leaves are simple and exstipulate. The leaf-stalk is channeled and 2 cm long, 2 mm thick. The blade is elliptic-oblong, 2 cm long, 5.5 mm broad, villous, and the margin is cilate–pectinate. The tip of the blade is long-pointed The inﬂorescences are panicles at the end of branches, which are up to 8 cm long. The ﬂowers are magenta with a densely tomentose ovary. The fruits are dull red, round, 5×2 mm.
Identification credit: Prashant Awale, R. Vijayasankar, P. Lakshminarasimhan, C. Murugan
The flower labeled Pointed-Leaf Ardisia is ...