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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 13 | Araliaceae | Gamblea

1. Gamblea ciliata C. B. Clarke in J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India. 2: 740. 1879.

萸叶五加 yu ye wu jia

Shrubs or trees, to 12 m tall. Petiole 5-10 cm; leaflets (1-)3-5, elliptic to ovate, occasionally narrowly elliptic, 6-18(-21) × (2.5-)3-7(-8) cm, (1.8-)2-3 × as long as wide, papery to subleathery, secondary veins 5-14 pairs, distinctly raised abaxially, domatia obscure abaxially, base cuneate, margin subentire or minutely serrulate, often with distinct ciliate-hispid teeth to 1.5(-2) mm, apex shortly acuminate to acuminate. Inflorescence a compound umbel or panicle of umbels; primary axis (4-)5-18 cm; pedicels 0.8-1.5 cm. Calyx a narrow rim, sometimes with 4 or 5 minute teeth. Ovary 2-5-carpellate; styles 2-5, united 1/4-3/4 of length, recurved apically. Fruit globose or oblong-globose, occasionally slightly compressed laterally, 4-5.5(-6) cm × 4.5-6(-6.5) mm, often somewhat ribbed when dry; styles persistent, ca. 2 mm. Fl. May-Sep, fr. Jun-Aug.

Forests in humid valleys or on slopes; (800-)1400-3700 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, S Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, N Vietnam].

This species is used medicinally and for timber.

1 Flowers and fruit with (2 or)3 or 4(or 5) style branches; largest leaflets (8-)10-20 cm, with (6-)8-14 pairs of secondary veins; fruit with a disk (1-)1.5-3 mm in diam..   1a var. ciliata
+ Flowers and fruit with 2(or 3) style branches; largest leaflets 5-9(-14) cm, with 5-8 pairs of secondary veins; fruit with a disk (0.8-)1.5-1.7 mm in diam..   1b var. evodiifolia


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