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19. Brassaiopsis glomerulata (Blume) Regel, Gartenflora. 1863: 275. 1863.

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Aralia glomerulata Blume, Bijdr. 873. 1826; Acantho panax esquirolii H. Léveillé; Brassaiopsis acuminata H. L. Li; B. coriacea W. W. Smith; B. glomerulata var. angustifolia Y. R. Li; B. glomerulata var. brevipedicellata H. L. Li; B. glomerulata var. coriacea (W. W. Smith) H. L. Li; B. glomerulata var. longipedicellata H. L. Li; B. liana Y. F. Deng; B. speciosa Decaisne & Planchon; Hedera floribunda Wallich ex G. Don; Macropanax glomerulatus (Blume) Miquel.

Trees, to ca. 20 m tall, hermaphroditic. Branches prickly, ferruginous red tomentose when young. Leaves palmately compound, with 5-9 leaflets; petiole 30-50 cm, slender; petiolules 2-9 cm, slender, 1-1.5 mm in diam.; leaflets oblong, ovate-elliptic, or broadly lanceolate, 15-35 × 6-15 cm, papery or subleathery, ferruginous stellate tomentose when young, soon glabrescent, secondary veins 7-10(-12) pairs, base cuneate or broadly cuneate to rounded, margin entire or sparsely serrulate, apex acuminate. Inflorescence terminal, pendent, unarmed, ferruginous-red tomentose when young; primary axis more than 30 cm; peduncles 2-5 cm; umbels 2-3 cm in diam.; pedicels 0.8-1.5 cm at anthesis, 1-3.5 cm in fruit. Ovary 2-carpellate. Fruit globose or compressed-globose to didymo-globose, 7-10 mm in diam.; styles persistent, 1-2 mm. Fl. Jun-Aug, fr. Jan-Feb.

Dense forests on mountain slopes or in valleys; 400-2400 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan [Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam].

This species is used medicinally and as an ornamental.


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