Kadsura marmorata

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Kadsura marmorata

Description

Woody vines. Leaves ± coriaceous, (5-)8-15(-20) |im thick; lamina elliptic to ovate, (10—)13—18(—21) by (5-)6-ll(-18) cm, length: width ratio (l.l-)1.4-2.1(-3.0); primary vein slightly to highly impressed above, (very) prominent below; secondary veins (3-)5-6(-8), generally arcuate; base obtuse to truncate; apex acute to acuminate; margin entire; petiole (15-)19-33(-79) mm long, (1.4-)1.9-3.0(-4.7) mm diameter. Flowers either borne solitary in axils of leaves or in axils of fugaceous bracts, occasionally cauli- florous, often growing as glomerules on trunk; peduncle (2.5-)5-43 mm long, (1.1-) 1.7-2.2(-2.8) mm diameter. Fruit with 100-200 berries (possibly more), ripening cream to dull yellow or red, (16-) 19-39 by 6-14 mm, length:width ratio (1.4-)2.4-4.2(-5.6), berries sessile, pericarp greatly thickened distally, with basal locule and seeds. Seeds 1 or 2 per berry, discoid to pyriform, 5.0-8.6 by 4.6-5.2(-6.6) mm, length: width ratio 1.0-1.4(-1.8).

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Borneo (Sabah present, Sarawak present), Mindanao present, Palawan present
Malesia: Borneo (Sabah, Sarawak), Philippines (Mindanao, Palawan).

Notes

Stomatal characteristics of Kadsura marmorata are illustrated by Metcalfe , and pollen structure by Praglowski .

Citation

Merr. - in Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 1929: 60