50. Actinidia rongshuiensis R. G. Li & X. G. Wang, Fl. China. 12: 354. 2007.
融水猕猴桃 rong shui mi hou tao
Type: China. Guangxi: Guilin, research orchard of Guangxi Institute of Botany, Sep 2001, R. G. Li 0106 (fr.) (holotype, IBK).
Validating Latin diagnosis: that of "Actinidia rongshuiensis" (R. G. Li & X. G. Wang, Guihaia 23: 196. 2003).
Climbing shrubs, deciduous, large. Branchlets brown velutinous, glabrescent, lenticels subconspicuous; lenticels conspicuous on second-year branches; pith white, laminate. Petiole 2-4.5 cm, velutinous, glabrescent; leaf blade ovate-oblong to broadly ovate, 7-21 × 4-11 cm, papery, abaxially stellate tomentose, glabrescent, lateral veins 8 or 9 pairs, reticulate veins prominent, adaxially slightly puberulent, soon glabrous, base cordatulate, margin finely serrate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences 1-3-flowered, velutinous; peduncle 1-2 mm; pedicel 1.2-1.5 cm. Flowers red. Sepals 3-6, ovate, 6-7 mm. Petals 5 or 6, broadly ovate, 1.1-1.4 cm. Ovary globose, whitish tomentose. Fruit cylindric, ca. 2.3 cm, tomentose; persistent sepals not reflexed. Fl. Jun, fr. Oct-Nov.
● Guangxi (Rongshui).
Introduced from Rongshui Xian in 1983, 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).