Kadsura heteroclita

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Kadsura heteroclita


Woody vines. Leaves ± papyraceous, (3—)4—11(—14) µm thick; lamina elliptic, rarely ovate-elliptic, (6.5-)7-13(-14.5) by (2-)3-6.5(-7.5) cm, length: width ratio (1.7-)1.8- 2.8(-3.2); primary vein (slightly) impressed above, (slightly) prominent below; secondary veins (4-)5-8(-10) pairs, straight to slightly arcuate; base cuneate, rarely obtuse, often short-attenuate; apex acute to acuminate; margin entire, rarely denticulate, 0(-8) teeth; petiole (8—)10—19(—23) mm long, (0.5-)0.7-1.7(-1.9) mm diameter. Flowers borne solitary in axils of leaves, occasionally with secondary flower borne in axil of prophyll, always on young growth; peduncle length highly variable, l-6.5(-42.5) mm long, (0.6-)0.7-1.2(-2.4) mm diameter. Fruit peduncle slightly elongated, 14-46 mm long; berries 28-41, ripening red, 19.4-24.2 by 7.9-11.2 mm, length: width ratio 2.1-3.0, berries sessile. Seeds 1 or 2 per berry, pyriform, discoid or reniform, 4.6-5.6 by 4.3-5.5 mm, length: width ratio 0.9-1.2.


Andaman Islands present, Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Peninsular India present, Southern China to north-east India present
Southern China to north-east India, and in peninsular India, Sri Lanka and Andaman Islands. See In Malesia: Sumatra, Malay Peninsula, Borneo..


Detailed descriptions of microsporogenesis , pollen structure and carpel structure have been published.


Roxb. 1832 – In: Fl. Ind., ed. 2. p 455
Keng 1972 – In: Fl. Thailand. p 113
Griff. 1854 – In: Notul. PI. As. p 711
A.C.Sm. 1947 – In: Sargentia. p 187
King 1891 – In: Ann. Bot. Gard. Calcutta. p 222
King 1889 – In: J. As. Soc. Beng. p 376