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Actinidia suberifolia C. Y. Wu


Description from Flora of China

Climbing shrubs, large, deciduous. Branchlets densely ferruginous tomentose; pith brownish, solid. Petiole ca. 2.5 cm, densely ferruginous tomentose; leaf blade narrowly elliptic, 9-13.5 × 4-6.5 cm, thickly papery, abaxially very densely tomentose with cinnamon-colored hairs on midvein and lateral veins, elsewhere stellate tomentose, adaxially glabrous and slightly rugose, midvein and lateral veins raised abaxially, sulcate adaxially, lateral veins 6 or 7 pairs, anastomosing, reticulate veins subconspicuous with distinct parallel cross-bars, base cuneate to rounded, never cordate, margin shallowly and remotely serrulate, apex acute to shortly acuminate. Male inflorescences racemiform, 14-20 cm, densely ferruginous tomentose, ca. 12-flowered; female inflorescences 1- or 2-branched, ca. 5 cm, densely ferruginous tomentose, 3-5-flowered; bracts subulate, ca. 2 mm. Flowers orange. Sepals 5, ovate, ca. 5 mm, both surfaces densely ferruginous tomentose. Petals 5, obovate, ca. 7 mm. Sterile ovary globose, densely ferruginous villous. Fruit subglobose, ca. 1.5 cm, densely ferruginous tomentose, lenticellate. Fl. Apr, fr. unknown.

● Dry thickets; 900-1000 m. Yunnan (Mengzi, Pingbian).


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