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34. Schefflera lociana Grushvitzky & Skvortsova, Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad). 60: 1437. 1975.

谅山鹅掌柴 liang shan e zhang chai

Schefflera lociana var. megaphylla C. B. Shang.

Trees, to 4 m tall, palmlike in habit, rarely branched, hermaphroditic. Petiole 24-65 cm, 7-10 mm in diam. at base; lig ule prominent, 1.5-2.5 cm; petiolules 2-5 cm; leaflets 8- 10(-12), oblong-elliptic or obovate-oblong, 14-34 × 4.5-9 cm, leathery, abaxially glabrous or sparsely stellate pubescent on veins, secondary veins 14-22 pairs, adaxially impressed to weakly raised in dry material, base rounded to subcordate, margin entire, revolute, apex abruptly acute or rounded. Inflorescence a pseudo-lateral panicle of umbels, borne below leaves; primary axis 1-1.5 cm, secondary axes 5-7 cm; umbels arranged in racemes, 1.5-2 cm in diam. Calyx gray white pubescent, entire. Ovary 6-carpellate; styles united into a column. Fruit ovoid, 5-6 × 3-4 mm; styles persistent, ca. 2 mm; pedicels 3-4 mm, brown pubescent. Fl. Aug-Sep.

Dense forests on rocky mountain slopes. SW Guangxi (Longzhou) [N Vietnam].

This species is used as an ornamental.


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