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

5. Saurauia rubricalyx C. F. Liang & Y. S. Wang, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 49(2): 331. 1984.

红萼水东哥 hong e shui dong ge

Shrubs ca. 3 m tall. Branchlets with fine subulate scales. Petiole 1.3-3.5 cm, scaly; leaf blade ovate, 9-23 × 5-10 cm, leathery, abaxially glandular-puberulent, sparsely scaly on midvein and lateral veins, adaxially glabrous, sparsely scaly on midvein, lateral veins ca. 26 pairs, reticulate veins conspicuous, base broadly cuneate, margin biserrate, apex shortly acuminate. Inflorescences 3.5-4.5 cm, 1-3-fascicled on old branches, 2- or 3-flowered; bracts 2 at base of branches, elliptic, 2-3 mm; pedicels ca. 1.5 cm, with 2 bracteoles at middle; bracteoles ca. 2 mm. Flowers small, 5-8 mm in diam. Sepals red, elliptic, unequal. Petals and stamens unknown. Ovary subglobose; styles 5, connate below middle. Fruit unknown. Fl. and fr. unknown.

● Margins of broad-leaved forests, mountain slopes; 1600-2000 m. SE Xizang.


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