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11. Dendropanax caloneurus (Harms) Merrill, Brittonia. 4: 132. 1941.

榕叶树参 rong ye shu shen

Gilibertia caloneura Harms, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 13: 452. 1937; Dendropanax ficifolius C. J. Tseng & G. Hoo.

Shrubs or small trees, to 5 m tall. Petiole 1-3 cm, stout, 1.5-2 mm in diam.; leaf blade elliptic-oblong, 8-13 × 2.5-4 cm, leathery, not glandular punctate, 3-veined at base, secondary veins 8-12 pairs, prominently raised on both surfaces, tertiary veins distinct, base narrowly cuneate to attenuate, margin entire, minutely revolute, apex acuminate. Inflorescence terminal, umbel solitary, ca. 10-flowered; peduncle ca. 2.5 cm; pedicels 4-6 mm in flower and fruit. Calyx entire, slightly undulate. Ovary 5-carpellate; styles 5, completely united into a column. Fruit globose, ca. 5 mm in diam., slightly ribbed when dry; stylar column persistent, ca. 1 mm; stigmas sessile. Fl. unknown, fr. Dec.

Forests or scrub on mountain slopes; 1000-1500 m. SE Yunnan (Maguan) [N Vietnam].

This species is used medicinally.


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