Plant ID forum: Ardisia humilis, A. elliptica, or another species of Ardisia?

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Plantomaniac08
Dec 17, 2015 2:45 PM CST
I purchased this fella in a combo pot and promptly gave him a new home.

I'm stumped as to which species of Ardisia it is though.

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Plantomaniac08
Dec 17, 2015 10:35 PM CST
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JRsbugs
Dec 18, 2015 5:23 AM CST
There's a lot of Ardisia species. We can rule out A. crenata as it has crenate margins.

It could be A. elliptica but without knowing if there's other species which look much the same it's a guess. Flowers might help.

http://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/108066

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Ardisia+humilis&tbm=isch&i...

It might help if you can find out which species is widely used as a house plant.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardisia

You might end up having to call it simply "Ardisis spp." meaning it can't be determined to species level.

http://www.costafarms.com/plants/ardisia

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purpleinopp
Dec 18, 2015 7:37 AM CST
Can you confirm that the leaves are alternate, Planto? I'm terrible at deciding on that from pics in general, nothing wrong with the pics you took.
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Plantomaniac08
Dec 18, 2015 1:07 PM CST
JRsbugs,
Thank you for the information! I'm afraid I just might have to label it Ardisis spp. in the mean time as it appears much too young to flower for me and I'm not very knowledgeable about Ardisia to know which ones are commonly used as houseplants. I believe Ardisia humilis is, I'm not sure about A. elliptica though. Unfortunately, those appear to be similar looking. I may just have the case of "it's too young to tell" lol.

Tiff,
The leaves do appear to alternate, meaning when you look down at it, it makes a + sign (two leaves make the arms, the following set of leaves beneath make the head and body--- if this makes sense).
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Plantomaniac08
Dec 19, 2015 8:40 PM CST
I noticed that Exotic Angel, a leading houseplant suplier (well, now it's owned by Costa Farms) has A. humilis.

I'm not 100% positive that this is what I have, but I'll label it as such for now with the understanding that the ID could change down the road.

Thanks you two!

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