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Actinidia liangguangensis C. F. Liang


Description from Flora of China

Climbing shrubs, large, evergreen. Floral branchlets long or short, short ones densely brownish tomentose, long ones sparsely velutinous, lenticels inconspicuous, two-year-old branches glabrous; pith white, lamellate. Petiole 2-7 cm, thinly brown velutinous; leaf blade pale green abaxially, green adaxially, ovate to oblong, 7-13 × 4-9 cm, softly leathery, abaxially densely brownish appressed stellate tomentose, adaxially glabrous, lateral veins 8 or 9 pairs, veinlets reticulate, inconspicuous with subconspicuous transverse veins abaxially, base rounded or cordatulate, margin callose-serrulate, apex acute to cuspidate. Inflorescences cymose, 1-3-flowered, brownish, long tomentose; peduncles 2-7 mm; pedicels 5-6 mm; bracts linear, minute. Flowers white, ca. 1.5 cm in diam. Sepals 5, oblong, 4-5 mm, abaxially densely tomentose. Petals 5, obovate, 9-10 mm, gradually narrowed at base, apex rounded. Filaments 4-6 mm; anthers yellow, ovoid, ca. 1.5 mm, sagittate at base. Ovary globose, densely yellowish tomentose; styles ca. 4 mm. Fruit ovoid to cylindric-oblong, 2-3.5 cm, to 1 cm in diam., densely brownish tomentose when young, sparsely so when mature, lenticellate; persistent sepals present. Seeds small, 1-1.5 mm. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Nov. 2n = 58*.

"Actinidia liangguangensis var. rubriflora" (R. G. Li & M. Y. Liang, Guihaia 22: 386. 2002) may belong here but was not validly published because no type was indicated (Vienna Code, Art. 37.1).

● Forests in sunny places, thickets, mountain valleys; 200-1000 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan (Jianghua).


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