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17. Brassaiopsis producta (Dunn) C. B. Shang, Candollea. 39: 485. 1984.

尖苞罗伞 jian bao luo san

Heptapleurum productum Dunn, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 35: 499. 1903; Brassaiopsis acuminata H. L. Li var. multiflora G. Hoo; B. lepidota K. M. Feng & Y. R. Li; B. pentalocula G. Hoo; B. spinibracteata G. Hoo; Schefflera producta (Dunn) R. Viguier.

Trees, to ca. 8 m tall, hermaphroditic. Branches with short, conic prickles. Leaves palmately compound, with (3 or)4-7(or 8) leaflets; petiole 10-35 cm; petiolules 1-3 cm, slender, 1-1.5 mm in diam.; leaflets oblong, rarely ovate-lanceolate, 10-16 × 3.5-8 cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, abaxially densely yellowish scaly when young, then with scattered scales, base cuneate or rounded, margin sharply serrate in apical 1/3-1/2, rarely entire, minutely revolute, apex acuminate or long acuminate. Inflorescence terminal, pendent, unarmed, densely ferruginous or yellowish tomentose when young, soon glabrescent; primary axis (17-)20-33 cm; bracts persistent, deltoid-ovate, 5-7 mm, spinescent; peduncles numerous, 1-4.5 cm; umbels ca. 2 cm in diam.; pedicels 3-7 mm, expanding to 1 cm in fruit, ferruginous or yellowish tomentose. Ovary 3-5-carpellate. Fruit globose, 7-8 mm in diam., slightly ribbed in dry specimens; styles persistent, ca. 2 mm. Fl. Aug-Nov, Feb, fr. Feb-Mar.

Scrub or dense forests on limestone mountains; below 1600 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan [N Vietnam].


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