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Kadsura heteroclita (Roxb.) Craib

Description from Flora of China

Uvaria heteroclita Roxburgh, Fl. Ind., ed. 1832, 2: 455. 1832; Kadsura championii C. B. Clarke; K. interior A. C. Smith; K. polysperma Y. C. Yang; K. roxburghiana Arnott; K. wattii C. B. Clarke; K. wightiana Arnott.

Plants glabrous throughout. Petiole 0.7-2.9 cm; leaf blade ovate-elliptic to elliptic, 6.5-13.5(-16) × 2.5-6.5(-9.5) cm, ± papery to subleathery, secondary veins 5-9(-16) on each side of midvein, base cuneate to broadly cuneate and often shortly decurrent on petiole, margin entire or denticulate, apex acute to acuminate. Flower peduncle 0.1-2(-3.5) cm (staminate), 0.4-3.3 cm (pistillate). Tepals 10-17(-25), white, cream, or yellow, largest 4.5-20.5 × 3.5-12(-15) mm. Staminate flowers: stamens 40-74; staminodes absent. Pistillate flowers: carpels 28-72. Fruit peduncle 1.4-4.6 cm; apocarps red, 0.7-2.2 × 0.6-1.5 cm. Seeds 1 or 2(-11) per apocarp, pyriform, discoid, or reniform, 4-5.5(-7.5) × 4.5-7 mm. Fl. Jun-Oct, fr. Oct-Dec.

This species is used medicinally.

Forests; 800-2000 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan [Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia (Borneo, Java, Sumatra), Laos, Malaysia (peninsular), Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam].

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