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3. Schefflera metcalfiana Merrill ex H. L. Li, Sargentia. 2: 25. 1942.

多叶鹅掌柴 duo ye e zhang chai

Shrubs or trees, to 6 m tall, probably hermaphroditic. Petiole 13-22 cm; petiolules 1-4.5 cm; leaflets 12-16, ovate to ovate-elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 3-9 × 1.5-4.5 cm, papery or subleathery, both surfaces glabrous, secondary veins 5-8 pairs, more conspicuous abaxially, tertiary veins impressed adaxially in dry material, base cuneate to broadly cuneate, margin entire or with 2-4 sparse serrations, apex acuminate. Inflorescence a terminal panicle of racemes, yellowish gray stellate pubescent; primary axis to ca. 50 cm; secondary axes to ca. 60 cm; pedicels 4-6 mm. Calyx pubescent, 5-toothed. Ovary 5-carpellate; styles united into a column. Fl. Oct-Nov, fr. Dec.

Scattered in forests, mountain slopes; ca. 1400 m. SW Guangxi [Vietnam].


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