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12. Schefflera leucantha R. Viguier, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 9. 9: 358. 1909.

白花鹅掌柴 bai hua e zhang chai

Schefflera kwangsiensis Merrill ex H. L. Li; S. tenuis H. L. Li; S. yunnanensis H. L. Li.

Shrubs or climbers, sometimes epiphytes, hermaphroditic. Petiole 3-14(-17) cm; petiolules 0.5-3(-5) cm, slender; leaflets 5-7, obovate or elliptic, usually narrowly so, 5-12(-15) × 1.5-4(-6) cm, both surfaces glabrous, secondary veins 5-7 pairs, tertiary veins raised on both surfaces, prominent, base cuneate or broadly so, rarely nearly rounded, margin entire, minutely thickened, apex acuminate to caudate. Inflorescence a compact terminal panicle of umbels, sparsely pubescent; primary axis 1-4 cm; secondary axes 10(-15) cm; pedicels 2.5-7 mm. Calyx obscure. Ovary 5-carpellate; stigmas 5, sessile. Fruit globose to ovoid, rarely obovoid, 4-5 mm in diam., 5-ribbed when dry, generally conspicuously orange-red glandular punctate; disk slightly rounded to nearly flat. Fl. Jan-Feb, fr. Mar-Aug.

Evergreen broad-leaved forests in valleys; 1200-1700 m. SW Guangxi, NW Yunnan [Thailand, N Vietnam].


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