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Actinidia henryi Dunn


Description from Flora of China

Actinidia carnosifolia C. Y. Wu; A. carnosifolia var. glaucescens C. F. Liang; A. henryi var. polyodonta Handel-Mazzetti.

Climbing shrubs, mid-sized to large, semi-evergreen. Young branchlets reddish brown tomentose, branchlets sparsely to densely hispid, bases of hairs dilated; pith whitish, small, lamellate. Petiole 1.5-4 cm, ferruginous strigose; leaf blade glaucous or not and carneous or paler abaxially, ovate to oblong-ovate to oblong-lanceolate, 7-14 × 3-6.5 cm, papery to leathery, abaxially glabrous to puberulent or hispid on midvein and lateral veins, adaxially sparsely strigose throughout or puberulent on veins to glabrous, midvein and veinlets subconspicuous abaxially, lateral veins 8-10 pairs, arcuate-ascending, anastomosing near margins, reticulate veins subconspicuous to conspicuous abaxially, inconspicuous adaxially, base rounded to cordate, margin mucronate-serrulate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences cymose, 1-5-flowered, densely reddish or rusty villous; peduncles absent to 4 mm; pedicels to 1 cm. Flowers white to pink. Sepals 5, ovate, ca. 3 mm, abaxially puberulent, apex acute. Petals 5, obovate, ca. 6 mm, narrowed at base, apex rounded. Filaments ca. 2 mm; anthers yellow, ovoid, ca. 1.5 mm, base sagittate. Ovary globose, ca. 2 mm, densely pubescent. Fruit cylindric to oblong-ovoid, 1.5-3 cm, glabrous, lenticellate. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Oct.

● Mountain forests, thickets; 1400-2500 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Yunnan.


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