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3. Fatsia Decaisne & Planchon, Rev. Hort. (Paris), sér. 4. 3: 105. 1854.

八角金盘属 ba jiao jin pan shu

Diplofatsia Nakai.

Shrubs or small trees, evergreen, andromonoecious, unarmed. Leaves simple, palmately lobed, serrate; stipules united with petiole, sheathing at base. Inflorescence a terminal panicle of umbels; bracts large, membranous, caducous. Pedicels not articulate below ovary. Calyx rim obsolete or 5-toothed. Petals 5, valvate. Stamens 5. Ovary 5- or 10-carpellate; styles 5 or 10, free. Fruit a subglobose drupe. Seed ± compressed laterally, endosperm smooth.

Two or three species: one or two native to Japan, one widely cultivated, one endemic to China (Taiwan).

1 Leaves 7-9-lobed, glabrous, margins crenate to crenate-serrate, teeth rounded to blunt; ovary 5-carpellate.   1 F. japonica
+ Leaves 5-7-lobed, brown tomentose when young, margins serrate, teeth sharply pointed; ovary (8-)10(or 11)-carpellate.   2 F. polycarpa

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