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5. Schefflera wardii Marquand & Airy Shaw, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 48: 186. 1929.

西藏鹅掌柴 xi zang e zhang chai

Agalma wardii (Marquand & Airy Shaw) Hutchinson.

Shrubs or small trees, to 8 m tall, hermaphroditic. Petiole (10-)20-50 cm; petiolules 3-17 cm; leaflets 3-5, broadly ovate to nearly oblong, (12-)20-35 × 10-18 cm, leathery, abaxially densely yellowish or light brown stellate pubescent, adaxially glabrous, secondary veins 9-14 pairs, tertiary veins raised abaxially, distinctly impressed adaxially in dry material, base rounded, margin remotely to moderately serrate, especially toward apex, apex acute. Inflorescence a terminal panicle of racemes, yellow-white tomentose, sometimes glabrescent; primary axis 15-65 cm; secondary axes to ca. 25 cm; pedicels ca. 3 mm, to ca. 5 mm in fruit, densely stellate pubescent. Calyx densely stellate pubescent, 5-toothed. Ovary 5-carpellate; styles united into a column. Fruit globose, 3.5-4 mm in diam.; pedicels to ca. 5 mm. Fl. Dec.

● Dense forests; 2000-2500 m. SE Xizang, NW Yunnan.


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