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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 12 | Actinidiaceae | Saurauia

4. Saurauia erythrocarpa C. F. Liang & Y. S. Wang, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 49(2): 330. 1984.

红果水东哥 hong guo shui dong ge

Trees or shrubs, 1-6 m tall. Branchlets with subulate or unguiculate scales. Petiole 1.5-4.5 cm, scaly; leaf blade elliptic-obovate to elliptic-oblong, 15-25 × 5-10 cm, abaxially brown tomentose, scaly on midvein and lateral veins, even on reticulate veins, adaxially glabrous, sparsely scaly, lateral veins 22-28 pairs, base obtuse to subrounded, margin biserrate, apex shortly acuminate. Inflorescences 2.5-5 cm, 1-3-fascicled in axils of leaves on current year or older branches, scaly, brown puberulent to glabrous; bracts 1 or 2 at base of each branch, broadly to narrowly ovate, 5-9 mm; pedicels 1.2-1.7 cm; bracteoles 2 below middle or at base of pedicel, broadly ovate, 2-3 mm. Flowers pink, 1-1.3 cm in diam. Sepals broadly elliptic, outer 3 small, 7-8 mm, inner 2 large, 7-10 mm. Petals broadly elliptic to suborbicular, 7-10 mm. Stamens 70-80. Ovary subglobose, glabrous; styles 4 or 5, connate below middle. Fruit pink, depressed-globose to subglobose, 7-8 mm in diam. Fl. Sep-Oct, fr. Oct-Nov.

● Mountain forests, valleys; 800-2500 m. SE Xizang, Yunnan.

1 Branchlets, petioles, and veins with unguiculate hairs or scales, some scales truncate; bract narrowly ovate, ca. 5 mm.   4a var. erythrocarpa
+ Branchlets, petioles, and veins with subulate scales; bract broadly ovate, 5-9 mm.   4b var. grosseserrata


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