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2. Aralia bipinnata Blanco, Fl. Filip. 222. 1837.

台湾楤木 tai wan cong mu

Aralia hypoleuca C. Presl.

Shrubs or treelets, 2.7-7 m tall, andromonoecious. Branches with straight, conic prickles 4-8 mm. Leaves 2-pinnately compound, with a pair of accessory leaflets at each division of rachis; petiole to ca. 40 cm, prickly; petiolules 2-12 mm; leaflets 5-11 per pinna, ovate to lanceolate, 3.5-15 × 1.5-6.5 cm, papery to leathery, both surfaces glabrous, abaxially glaucous, secondary veins 6-8 pairs, distinct on both surfaces, tertiary veins indistinct, base rounded to subcordate, margin crenate, apex acuminate to caudate. Inflorescence a terminal panicle of umbels, furfuraceous, unarmed; primary axis 10-40 cm; secondary axes 15-65 cm; ultimate axes with a terminal umbel of bisexual flowers and 1 to several lateral umbels of male flowers; bracts persistent, lanceolate to triangular, to ca. 4 mm; umbels 10-25-flowered; pedicels 4.5-10 mm, furfuraceous. Ovary 5-carpellate; styles 5, free. Fruit globose, ca. 3 mm in diam.; styles persistent, radiating. Fl. and fr. all year.

Dry places; (500-)1000-2100 m. Taiwan (Ali Shan) [Indonesia (Irian Jaya), Japan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines].


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