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31. Actinidia rufotricha C. Y. Wu, Fl. Yunnan. 1: 73. 1977.

红毛猕猴桃 hong mao mi hou tao

Climbing shrubs, mid-sized, semi-evergreen. Branchlets densely rufous setose; pith yellowish, small, lamellate. Petiole 2.5-5 cm, densely rufous setose; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate, 13-17.5 × 4-6 cm, papery, abaxially densely setose and stellate hairy with long, cottony hairs on midvein and lateral veins, but indumentum of same type becoming sparse elsewhere, adaxially strigose on midvein and lateral veins, midvein and lateral veins raised abaxially, lateral veins 5 or 6 pairs, anastomosing, base rounded to cordate, margin setose-serrulate, apex long caudate. Inflorescences cymose, axillary, densely ferruginous tomentose; peduncles very short; pedicels ca. 1 cm; bracts minute, ferruginous hairy. Flowers white. Sepals 4, ovate, ca. 4 mm, abaxially ferruginous tomentose. Petals 5, obovate, ca. 5 mm, apex rounded. Filaments slender; anthers yellow, ovoid, ca. 2 mm. Ovary subglobose, ca. 1.5 mm in diam., densely pubescent. Fruit green, oblong, ca. 2 × 1 cm, pale lenticellate. Seeds small, ca. 1.2 mm. Fl. May, fr. Nov.

● Broad-leaved evergreen forests, valleys, roadsides; 900-1500 m. NW and SW Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan.

1 Leaves sparsely stellate tomentose, hairs easily observed, not readily caducous.   31a var. rufotricha
+ Leaves thickly cottony-tomentose, hairs not easily observed, readily caducous.   31b var. glomerata


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