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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 12 | Actinidiaceae | Saurauia

1. Saurauia griffithii Dyer in J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India. 1: 286. 1874.

绵毛水东哥 mian mao shui dong ge

Trees ca. 8 m tall. Branchlets stout, densely brown tomentose, hairs intermixed with subulate scales. Petiole 4.5-5 cm, stout, scaly, tomentose; leaf blade broadly or narrowly elliptic-oblong, 20-40 × 8-17 cm, leathery, abaxially flocculently brown or ferruginous tomentose, adaxially glabrous, midvein and lateral veins with subulate scales buried in tomentum, lateral veins 37-40 pairs, base obtuse to rounded, symmetrical to oblique, margin remotely setose-serrate, apex abruptly acuminate. Inflorescences 15-33 cm, axillary, densely tomentose, sparsely scaly; pedicels 1-1.7 cm; bracteoles 2, above middle, narrowly elliptic, ca. 8 × 3 mm, abaxially tomentose. Sepals broadly elliptic, 4-5 mm wide, abaxially sparsely to densely tomentose. Petals unknown. Stamens 52-54. Ovary subglobose, glabrous; styles 5, connate below middle. Fruit unknown. Fl. and fr. unknown.

Broad-leaved forests; 600-1300 m. SE Xizang [Bhutan, NE India, N Vietnam].

1 Leaf blade broadly elliptic-oblong, ca. 40 × 17 cm, base rounded, abaxially densely tomentose; inflorescences and sepals densely tomentose.   1a var. griffithii
+ Leaf blade narrowly elliptic-oblong, 20-30 × 8-11 cm, base obtuse, abaxially ± sparsely tomentose; inflorescences and sepals ± sparsely tomentose.   1b var. annamica


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