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

9. Saurauia polyneura C. F. Liang & Y. S. Wang, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 49(2): 333. 1984.

多脉水东哥 duo mai shui dong ge

Trees 3-6 m tall. Branchlets unguiculate-scaly. Petiole 1.5-3 cm, sparsely subulate-scaly; leaf blade obovate-lanceolate to elliptic, 12-32 × 5-10 cm, membranous to leathery, both surfaces glabrous, except with scalelike hairs on midvein and lateral veins abaxially, lateral veins 22-40 pairs or more, base cuneate to obtuse, margin finely serrate, apex acute to rounded. Inflorescences solitary, axillary, 7-33 cm, with sparsely distributed scales; pedicels 0.8-1.5 cm, with 2 bracteoles below middle; bracteoles narrowly ovate, ca. 2 mm. Flowers pink to white, 6-10 mm in diam. Sepals elliptic to broadly elliptic, 4-5 mm, abaxially glabrous to very sparsely tomentose. Petals oblong, 5-6 mm, connate at base. Stamens 50-64. Ovary subglobose, 6-8 mm in diam. Fl. Jul-Sep, fr. Sep-Nov.

● Forests, valleys; 1200-3200 m. SE Xizang, NW and W Yunnan.

1 Leaf blade narrowly obovate-lanceolate to narrowly oblong, base often cuneate, lateral veins 28-40 pairs or more.   9a var. polyneura
+ Leaf blade obovate-elliptic to narrowly so to elliptic or narrowly so, base attenuate, lateral veins 22-30 pairs.   9b var. paucinervis


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