Kadsura verrucosa

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Kadsura verrucosa

Description

Woody vines. Leaves coriaceous, (5-)8-12(-20) |im thick; lamina elliptic to ovate, (8.5—)10—15(—21) by (4-)4.5-12.5(-14) cm, length: width ratio (l.l-)1.4-2.1(-2.8); primary vein plane to slightly impressed above, (very) prominent below; secondary veins (4-)5-7(-8) pairs, arcuate; base obtuse to truncate; apex acute to acuminate; margin entire, rarely subdentate; petiole (14-)15.5-30(-60) mm long, (l.l-)1.3-3.0(-3.7) mm diameter. Flowers either borne solitary in axils of leaves or in axils of fugaceous bracts, occasionally cauliflorous, growing as glomerules on trunk; peduncle 11-27(-35) mm long, 0.5—1.3(—2.1) mm diameter. Fruit peduncle ± elongated, 20-50 mm long; berries 30-50, ripening red or yellow, (3.6-)6.8-10.9(-11.8) by (3.3—)6.1—10.1(—12.0) mm, length: width ratio 0.9-1.3, berries borne on stipes, (1.8-)2.9-10.8(-15.2) mm long, articulate at apex of stipe, pericarp ± uniform in thickness, not distally thickened. Seeds (1 or) 2 per berry, discoid to reniform, 5-6.3(-6.6) by (3.8-)5.0-6.6 (-7.8) mm, length: width ratio 0.8-1.1.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present)
Indochina; Malesia: Sumatra, Malay Peninsula, and Java.

Citation

King - in Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. Calc. 1891: 222
Gagnep. - in Not. Syst. Mus. Nat. Paris. 1939: 66
A. Agostini - in Atti Reale Accad. Fisiocrit. Siena. 1926: 194
Ridl. - in Fl. Malay Penins. 1922: 20