Saurauia laevigata Triana & Planch.
  • Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot.

This taxon is accepted by Actinidiaceae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

General Description

Tree to 30 m, sparingly pubescent. Leaves with the blade obovate to elliptic, the apex obtuse to acuminate, the base subattenuate to obtuse, sometimes oblique, the margins serrulate to serrate, 6-22 cm long, 2-10 cm wide, membranous to chartaceous, the secondary veins 7-14, rarely 18 pairs, the tertiary veins immersed, scarcely more prominent than the lesser reticulation, the epidermis pustulate, glabrous between the scattered-tufted veins above and beneath; petioles 0.5-3.0 cm long, 0.5-2.5 mm in diam. Inflorescence 40- to more than 150-flowered, 5-20 cm long, 2-10 cm wide, the primary peduncles 2-10 cm long, the bracts triangular to linear or foliaceous, 1-35 mm, usually less than 5 mm long. Flowers 7-10 mm broad, the buds 1-3 mm in diam, the pedicels to 1-6 mm long; sepals 4, rarely 3 or 5, 2-3 mm long, 2-3 mm wide, the inner 2 medially glabrous, laterally densely stellate, ciliate, the outer 2 glabrous except the submarginally stellate border, all submarginally stellate,- glabrous elsewhere within; petals 4, rarely 3 or 5, white, oblong to obovate, 4-5 mm long, 2-4 mm wide, obtuse to incised at the apex; stamens 20-30, the filaments 1.5-2.5 mm long, the anthers 1.0-1.5 mm long; ovary 4-, rarely 3- or 5-locular, globose, 4-, rarely 3- or 5-sulcate, glabrous, the styles to 1 mm long at anthesis, the stigmas simple. Berries to 8 mm in diam, globose, 4-, rarely 3- or 5- sulcate, glabrous.


Southern Mexico to Colombia.

 Information From

World Flora Online Data. 2017.
  • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
MBG Floras Images
Flora images. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2018.
  • B Missouri Botanical Garden
Flora de Panama
Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
  • C Missouri Botanical Garden
World Flora Online consortium
World Flora Online Data. 2018.
  • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).