monoecious shrub that is typical in forest margins of Indochina
and southern China (Govearts et al., 2000; van Welzen et al.,
2000). Typically, 2¡V4 flowers are born
on each axil with male flowers arranged towards the base of
each branch. Male flowers have fused calyx lobes with inflexed
apical ends as those of B. vitis-idea Female flowers
are not as specialized as in B. vitis-idea and have free
calyx lobes and free styles The styles are split in the
upper half and are likely accessible to opportunistic flower
visitors. Female flowers have three locules, each containing
two ovules. Once pollinated, female flowers become erect, and
fruits are produced within 3¡V4 wk after pollination (Y.
Kosaka, Kyoto Univeristy, Japan, personal communication).
Flowering and fruiting occurs year-round with several peaks per
year (Y. Kosaka, personal communication