Ardisia elliptica Thunb.
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Kingdom Plantae  
 Phylum Magnoliophyta  
 Class Magnoliopsida  
 Order Ericales  
 Family Myrsinaceae  
 Genus Ardisia  
  Ardisia elliptica    Thunb., 1795 
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Synonyms: Ardisia polycephala   details
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Ardisia elliptica Thunb.

General Information
Symbol: AREL4
Group: Dicot
Family: Myrsinaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Native Status : HI   I
L48   I
Other Common Names: shoebutton ardisia
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Symbol Scientific Name
ARPO6 Ardisia polycephala auct. non Wall. ex A. DC.


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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Primulales
Family Myrsinaceae – Myrsine family
Genus Ardisia Sw. – marlberry
Species Ardisia elliptica Thunb. – shoebutton

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This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds .
Hawaii shoebutton ardisia Noxious weed
U.S. Weed Information
Ardisia elliptica shoebutton ardisia This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
STATE Assorted authors. State noxious weed lists for 46 states . State agriculture or natural resource departments.
FLEPPC Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. 1999. Invasive plant list . Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. Florida.
HEAR USDI, Geological Survey. 1999. Information index for selected alien plants in Hawaii (20 October 2003). Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk Project, Biological Resources Division, Haleakala Field Station. Makawao, Hawaii.

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2. Ardisia elliptica Thunberg, Nov. Gen. Pl. 119. 1798.

Shoebutton ardisia

Shrubs, not stoloniferous , 1-2 m; branchlets conspicuously black punctate-lineate, glabrous. Leaves: petiole 5-10 mm, glabrous; blade oblanceolate or obovate, 6-12(-16) × 3-5(-7) cm, margins entire, revolute, (without vascularized nodules), apex obtuse or acute, surfaces glabrous. Inflorescences lateral or subterminal, on basally thickened lateral branches, subumbels or umbels, 5+-flowered. Pedicels erect, ca. 1-2 cm, glabrous. Flowers: sepals 5, broadly ovate, ca. 1 mm, margins subentire, (minutely ciliate), apex rounded, densely black-punctate, glabrous; petals 5, pink or white, broadly ovate, 6-8 mm, margins entire, (hyaline, scarious), apex long-acuminate, densely punctate, glabrous; stamens subequaling petals; anthers linear-lanceolate, transversely septate-lobed, apex apiculate, punctate abaxially; ovary pellucid-punctate, glabrous; ovules 5+, multiseriate. Drupes red or purplish black, subglobose, ca. 8 mm diam., minutely punctate. 2 n = 48.

Flowering Feb-Apr; fruiting Sep-Nov. Roadsides, scrub, near villages, edges of fields, along coasts; 0-20 m; introduced; Fla.; pantropical.

The names Ardisia solanacea Roxburgh and A. polycephala Wight have been misapplied to specimens of A. elliptica , which escapes from cultivation and is invasive.

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Ardisia elliptica
Ardisia elliptica
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Ardisia elliptica
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