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Actinidia styracifolia C. F. Liang


Description from Flora of China

Climbing shrubs, mid-sized, deciduous. Floral branchlets densely brownish velutinous, lenticels small and inconspicuous; two-year-old branches glabrous or sparsely scurfy-tomentose, lenticels small and inconspicuous; pith white, lamellate. Petiole 1.2-2 cm, densely brownish velutinous; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially green, elliptic-ovate to obovate, 6-9 × 4.5-5 cm, papery, abaxially whitish stellate tomentose, adaxially sparsely strigillose when young, glabrous when mature, midvein and lateral veins conspicuous abaxially, subconspicuous adaxially, lateral veins mostly 7 pairs, veinlets and transverse veins conspicuous abaxially, base broadly cuneate, margin mucronate-callose-serrulate, apex shortly acuminate to acute. Inflorescences cymose, 2-branched, 5-7-flowered, densely brownish velutinous; peduncles 4-8 mm; pedicels 5-7 mm; bracts subulate, 2.5-3.5 mm. Flowers reddish, ca. 1.3 cm in diam. Sepals 2 or 3, ovate or suborbicular, ca. 5 mm, both surfaces densely brownish velutinous. Petals 5 or 6, oblong to oblong-obovate, 6-8 mm. Filaments 4-5 mm; anthers oblong, ca. 1.5 mm. Ovary globose, ca. 4 mm in diam., densely brownish velutinous; styles ca. 6 mm. Fruit cylindric, ca. 1.6 cm, densely tomentose; persistent sepals not reflexed. Fl. May, fr. unknown.

● 600-900 m. Fujian, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi.


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