Uvaria grandiflora

Species: Uvaria grandiflora 

English Name: Large-flowered Uvaria

Chinese Name: 山椒子、大花紫玉盤

Family: Annonaceae


Scandent shrubs. Young branches densely stellate-tomentose. Leaves papery or sub-leathery, petioles 6.5 – 10 X ca. 1.7 mm, densely pubescent; leaf blades 15-23 x 7.5-9.5 cm. obovate or obovate-oblong, densely villous with long stellate hairs abaxially, sparsely pubescent adaxially, base truncate or shallowly cordite, apex acuminate, secondary veins 10- 14 pairs. Inflorescences leaf-opposed or terminal, I(-3)-flowered. Flowers red, ca. 10 cm in dam., pedicels 9.5 – 1 1 .5 x 2.3 -3.2 mm, tomentose, bracts ca. 3 x 2.5 cm, obovale tomentose. Sepals 15~25 x 15-25 mm, broadly triangular, basally connate, tomentose abaxially, glabrous adaxially. Petals obovatle or oblong, densely tomemose abaxially, sparsely tomentose adaxially, outer petals 24-34 x 13 -21 mm, inner petals.22-29 x 11- 13 m Stamens ca. 250 per Hewer, ca. 7 mm long, connective liguliforrn, glabrous. Carpels numerous per flower, ovary cylindrical, hairy, stigma cylindrical, 2-cleft and incurved. Monocarps 15-20 per fruit, 2.9_6.2 x 08~ 1.5 cm, cylindrical, densely tomentose, slightly tuberculate, stapes ca. 1.5 cm long, tomentose. Seeds few to many, flat, pale brown.

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Hong Kong Herbarium and South China Botanical Garden. (2008). Flora of Hong Kong, Volume 1. Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong.