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Roy-Ind

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Kadsura heteroclita seeds available
« on: March 13, 2019, 10:25:27 AM »
20 seeds 20 USD plus 5 USD by regd post Only a few available Taste is sweet and sour. Rare.
Climbing, evergreen shrub, glabrous; branches densely white-lenticelled. Leaves oblong-lanceolate or broadly elliptic-ovate, rounded or cuneate at base, distantly dentate-serrate at margin when young, entire when mature, acute to subacute at apex, 9-14 x 3-5 cm, glabrous, pale beneath, soft and fleshy when fresh; lateral nerves 10-15 pairs, obscure above, distinct beneath; petioles slender, 1-1.5 cm long. Flowers ca 1.3 cm across, white or yellowish; pedicels stout, 1-1.5 cm long; bracteoles many, ciliate, passing into tepals. Tepals 9-12, imbricate in ca 3 rows, orbicular, concave; outer ones ca 7 x 5 mm; inner ones smaller. Male flowers: Stamens 12-15, rarely more; outer filaments very short, free; inner ones longer, connate, fleshy; anthers free or partially within a fleshy head of connate filaments. Female flowers: Carpels many, impricate; ovules 2-4 in each ovary; stigma sessile. Fruit a globose head of many 1-seeded carpels, 2.5-3.5 cm across; pedicels elongate in fruit, 4-6 cm; ripe carpels oblong or globose, cuneate and more or less coalescing at base, faceted, 8-10 mm across, fleshy, scarlet-red, indehiscent; seeds orbicular, compressed, ca 8 mm, suspended.
https://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/250032
« Last Edit: March 19, 2019, 02:07:32 AM by Roy-Ind »

NateTheGreat

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Re: Kadsura heteroclita seeds available
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 10:37:27 AM »
Pictures of the source plants?

Edit: Found them: http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=30688.msg340703#msg340703

 

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