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32. Schefflera elata (Buchanan-Hamilton) Harms in Engler & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(8): 38. 1894.

高鹅掌柴 gao e zhang chai

Hedera elata Buchanan-Hamilton in D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 187. 1825; Agalma elatum (Buchanan-Hamilton) Seemann; Heptapleurum elatum (Buchanan-Hamilton) C. B. Clarke.

Trees, to ca. 13 m tall, andromonoecious. Petiole to 35 cm; petiolules 1.5-5 cm; leaflets 4-7, oblong-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, 10-23 × 4-6.5 cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous or abaxially sparsely stellate pubescent on midvein, secondary veins 8-15 pairs, conspicuous abaxially, base obtuse, margin entire, slightly revolute, apex acuminate, often falcate. Inflorescence a terminal panicle of umbels, sparsely stellate pubescent, nearly glabrescent; primary axis to 35 cm, secondary axes to 17 cm, with a terminal umbel of bisexual flowers and usually 1-4 lateral umbels of male flowers; pedicels 8-14 mm. Calyx glabrous. Ovary 5-carpellate. Fruit obovoid-globose, 4-5 × ca. 4 mm, 5-angled when dry; styles persistent, ca. 2 mm. Fl. Jul.

Forests. NW and SE Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Nepal, Vietnam].


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