Monographs Details: Ardisia
Authority: Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro & collaborators. 1996. Flora of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 78: 1-581.
Family:Myrsinaceae
Scientific Name:Ardisia
Description:Genus Description - Shrubs or small trees. Leaves alternate. Flowers medium-sized, regular, bisexual, produced in terminal panicles or axillary panicles; calyx of 5 sepals; corolla 5-parted, forming a short tube at base, the lobes reflexed at anthesis; filaments free; ovary superior; ovules numerous. Fruit a several-seeded drupe.

Species Description - About 400 species, with pantropical distribution.