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11. Merrilliopanax H. L. Li, Sargentia. 2: 62. 1942.

常春木属 chang chun mu shu

Shrubs or trees, evergreen, probably hermaphroditic, unarmed. Leaves simple, margin entire to serrate or dentate; stipule united with petiole, obsolete. Inflorescence a panicle of umbels, terminal and axillary; pedicels not jointed below ovary. Calyx rim minutely 5-toothed. Petals 5, valvate. Stamens 5. Ovary 2-carpellate; styles 2, free or united at base. Fruit a drupe, ellipsoid. Seeds 2; endosperm uniform.

Three species: Bhutan, W China, NE India, Myanmar, Nepal; three species in China.

1 Leaf blade oblong-elliptic or lanceolate-elliptic, not lobed, margin evenly serrulate, with a small, narrowly triangular tooth terminating each lateral vein; inflorescence usually glabrous.   1 M. membranifolius
+ Leaf blade broadly elliptic, ovate, or suborbicular, entire or 2- or 3-lobed, lobes entire to irregularly dentate; inflorescence pubescent   (2)
2 (1) Leaf blade broadly elliptic or ovate, base broadly cuneate or rounded, margin entire or sparsely dentate   2 M. listeri
+ Leaf blade broadly ovate or suborbicular, base cordate, rarely rounded, margin irregularly serrate, teeth often reaching 1.5-2.5 mm.   3 M. alpinus

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