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14. Aralia gintungensis C. Y. Wu, Fl. Yunnan. 2: 496. 1979.

景东楤木 jing dong cong mu

Shrubs or treelets, 1.5-12 m tall, andromonoecious. Branches densely yellow-brown tomentose, with sparse slender prickles 4-8 mm. Leaves 2-pinnately compound, with a pair of accessory leaflets at each division of rachis; petiole 10-27 cm, pubescent, unarmed or sparsely armed; petiolules 1-6 mm; leaflets 5-7 per pinna, elliptic to ovate, 2-12 × 1-5 cm, papery to subleathery, abaxially densely yellow-brown or gray tomentose, especially on veins, adaxially hirsute on veins, secondary veins 5-13 pairs, base obtuse to rounded, margin serrate to coarsely serrate, apex acute to acuminate. Inflorescence a terminal panicle of umbels, densely yellow-brown tomentose, unarmed to sparsely armed at base; primary axis 15-25 cm; secondary axes to ca. 10 cm, with a terminal umbel of bisexual flowers and 1 to several lateral umbels of male flowers; bracts persistent, narrowly triangular, 1-2 cm; umbels 10-25-flowered; pedicels 5-8 mm, tomentose. Ovary 5-carpellate; styles 5, basally united, apically free. Fruit globose to subglobose, 3-3.5 mm in diam.; styles persistent, free arms reflexed. Fl. Jul-Nov, fr. Aug-Nov.

Mixed forests, thickets, roadsides; 1400-2900 m. C and W Yunnan (Jingdong, Longling) [Vietnam].

Wen (Novon 4: 401. 1994) recognized a second variety endemic to Myanmar: Aralia gintungensis var. multinervis J. Wen.


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