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Actinidia valvata Dunn


Description from Flora of China

Actinidia valvata var. boehmeriifolia C. F. Liang; A. valvata var. longipedicellata L. L. Yu.

Climbing shrubs, mid-sized, deciduous. Branchlets glabrous, lenticels on younger branchlets inconspicuous, subconspicuous on two-year-old branchlets; pith white, solid. Petiole pale red, 1.5-2 cm, glabrous; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially green, broadly ovate to narrowly ovate, 5-13 × 2.5-7.5 cm, membranous to papery, both surfaces glabrous, veins inconspicuous, lateral veins 5 or 6 pairs, base broadly cuneate or truncate, oblique, decurrent or not, margin finely to coarsely serrate, apex acuminate to rounded. Inflorescences cymose, 1-3-flowered; peduncles ca. 1.5 cm; pedicels 1-4 cm, slightly puberulent; bracts linear, minute. Flowers white. Sepals 2 or 3, ovate to oblong-ovate, 6-9 mm, valvate, abaxially glabrous to sparsely puberulent. Petals 5-9, oblong-obovate, 1-2 cm. Filaments ca. 5 mm; anthers yellow, oblong to linear, 2.5-4 mm. Ovary bottle-shaped, ca. 5 mm, glabrous. Fruit orange when mature, ovoid to obovoid, 2-2.5 cm, not lenticellate, rostrate at apex; persistent sepals reflexed at base. Seeds 1.8-3.5 mm, ca. 2.5 mm in diam. Fl. May, fr. unknown. 2n = 116*.

● Sparse forests, thickets, low mountain valleys; ca. 1000 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Zhejiang.


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