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13. Gamblea C. B. Clarke in J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India. 2: 739. 1879.

萸叶五加属 yu ye wu jia shu

Acanthopanax sect. Evodiopanax Harms; Evodiopanax (Harms) Nakai.

Trees or shrubs, evergreen, hermaphroditic or andromonoecious, unarmed. Leaves palmately compound, borne on long and short shoots; leaflets (1-)3-5, sessile or subsessile, margin entire to serrulate, usually with ciliate-hispid teeth, abaxially with domatia in axils of secondary veins; stipules obsolete. Inflorescence terminal on short shoots, a simple or compound umbel, or a panicle of umbels, solitary or several together. Pedicels not articulate below ovary. Calyx rim entire or 4- or 5-toothed. Petals 4(or 5), valvate. Stamens 4(or 5). Ovary 2-4(or 5)-carpellate; styles 2-4(or 5), free or united for most of length. Fruit a drupe, ellipsoid to globose or slightly obloid, sometimes compressed laterally. Seeds 2-4(or 5); endosperm smooth.

Four species: Bhutan, S China, India, Indonesia (Sumatra), Japan, Laos, Malaysia, N Myanmar, Nepal, N Vietnam; two species in China.

1 Fruit 4-5.5(-6) × 4.5-6(-6.5) mm, calyx teeth caducous (occasionally minute and persistent); leaflets broadly elliptic to ovate, (1.8-)2-3 × as long as wide (occasionally narrowly elliptic), margins entire to minutely serrulate, often with distinct ciliate-hispid teeth.   1 G. ciliata
+ Fruit 7-9 × 7-11 mm; calyx teeth 4 or 5, triangular, usually persistent; leaflets narrowly elliptic to slightly ovate, 3-4.5 × as long as wide, margins distinctly serrulate, with a small ciliate-hispid appendage 0.2-0.5 mm.   2 G. pseudoevodiifolia

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