Ardisia elliptica

Ardisia elliptica

Ardisia elliptica

(Ardisia, Shoebutton Ardisia)

FAMILY

Myrsinaceae

Species

Ardisia elliptica

Common name(s)

Ardisia, Shoebutton Ardisia.

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white-pink. Shrub to 5 m.

Distinguishing features

Branches somewhat horizontal to main stem, young stems and petioles reddish, leaves obovate. Flowers with white to pink or mauve corolla, 5 segments. Fruit fleshy red, drying black, dispersed by birds.

Ardisia elliptica