Kadsura philippinensis

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Kadsura philippinensis


Woody vines. Leaves ± papyraceous, (4-)5-7(-10) jam thick; lamina elliptic, rarely ovate-elliptic or ovate, (6.5—)7—10(—11.5) by 3-5(-6) cm, length: width ratio (1.7—) 1.9-2.5(-2.7); primary vein plane to slightly impressed above, prominent below; secondary veins 5-6(-7) pairs, often indistinct due to presence of intersecondary veins, slightly arcuate; base cuneate to obtuse; apex acute to acuminate; margin entire to denticulate, 0-4 (-6) teeth; petiole (6.5-)7.5-15(-17) mm long, 0.8-1.4(-l.7) mm diameter. Flowers borne solitary in axils of leaves, always on young growth; peduncle (10—)15— 32 mm long, 0.4-0.8(-0.9) mm diameter. Fruit peduncle slightly elongated, 28-38 mm long; berries 20-45, ripening white to brown, (2.6-)5.0-5.9 by (2.6-)3.1-3.6(-5.0) mm, length: width ratio 1.0-1.7, sessile or on short stipe, to c. 1.2 mm. Seeds 1 or 2 per berry, reniform, 2.6-4.2 by 3.4-4.7 mm, length:width ratio c. 0.8-0.9.


Luzon present, Mindanao present
Malesia: Philippines (Luzon and Mindanao).


Pollen structure is described by Wodehouse and Praglowski .


A.C.Sm. 1947 – In: Sargentia: 193
A.C. Sm. 1947 – In: Sargentia: 192