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35. Schefflera brevipedicellata Harms, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem. 13: 449. 1937.

多核鹅掌柴 duo he e zhang chai

Schefflera polypyrena C. J. Tseng & G. Hoo; S. menglaensis H. Chu & H. Wang.

Shrubs or small trees, to 10 m tall, hermaphroditic. Petiole 19-30 cm, 2-4 mm in diam. at base; ligule 2-5 mm; petiolules 1-6 cm; leaflets 5-7(-9), oblong or oblong-elliptic, 10-22 × 4.5-11 cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous, secondary veins 8-11 pairs, slightly raised abaxially, tertiary veins inconspicuous, base obtuse to rounded, margin entire, apex acute to shortly acuminate. Inflorescence a pseudo-lateral panicle of umbels, borne below leaves, with brown bark; primary axis to 15 cm, secondary axes to 12 cm; pedicels 1-3 mm. Calyx ca. 3 mm, margin slightly sinuous. Ovary 7-11(-13)-carpellate; styles united into a column, ca. 1.5 mm. Fruit globose, 4-5 mm in diam., 7-11(-13)-ribbed when dry; styles persistent; pedicels 3-8 mm, stout. Fl. Sep-Oct, fr. Nov-Dec, Mar.

Disturbed lands, forests in wet valleys; 800-1300 m. W Guangxi (Jingxi), S Yunnan [Vietnam].


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