52. Actinidia linguiensis R. G. Li & X. G. Wang, Fl. China. 12: 354. 2007.
临桂猕猴桃 lin gui mi hou tao
Type: China. Guangxi: Guilin, research orchard of Guangxi Institute of Botany, Sep 2001, R. G. Li 0110 (fr.) (holotype, IBK).
Validating Latin diagnosis: that of "Actinidia linguiensis" (R. G. Li & X. G. Wang, Guihaia 23: 200. 2003).
Climbing shrubs, deciduous, large. Branchlets velutinous, glabrescent, lenticels conspicuous; second-year branches glabrous, lenticels conspicuous; pith brown, laminate. Petiole 4-6 cm, velutinous, glabrescent; leaf blade ovate to orbicular, 8-14 × 4.5-10 cm, papery, abaxially stellate tomentose, glabrescent, adaxially pubescent, soon glabrous, lateral veins 8 pairs, base cordatulate, margin finely serrate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences 1-3-flowered, velutinous; peduncle 0.6-1.4 cm; pedicel
1-1.8 cm. Flowers pink or pinkish yellow. Sepals 4-6, broadly ovate, 5-7 mm, velutinous. Petals 5-7, ovate or narrowly ovate, 1-1.3 cm. Ovary globose, ca. 4 mm, whitish tomentose. Fruit oblong to ovoid, ca. 1.7 cm, tomentose, with persistent sepals. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. Oct-Nov.
● Guangxi (Lingui).
Introduced from Wantian Village, Lingui Xian in 1991, this species is cultivated in the research orchard of the Guangxi Institute of Botany, Guilin. The name was not validly published by Li and Wang in 2003 because no type was indicated (Vienna Code, Art. 37.1). "Actinidia wantianensis" (R. G. Li & L. Mo, Guihaia 23: 201. 2003) also belongs here but was not validly published for the same reason.