Schisandra grandiflora (Wallich) J. D. Hooker & Thomson var. cathayensis C. K. Schneider; S. sphaerandra f. pallida A. C. Smith.
Plants glabrous throughout. Young branches lacking wings; leaf-bearing branches elongated. Petiole 0.6-3.3 cm; leaf blade obovate-elliptic, elliptic, or rarely ovate-elliptic, 3.5-8(-12.5) × 1.5-3(-6.5) cm, papery to rarely subleathery, not glaucous, secondary veins (4 or)5-7(-9) on each side of midvein, base cuneate to rarely broadly cuneate, margin denticulate to serrulate, apex shortly acuminate to acuminate. Flowers axillary to fugacious bracts at base of young shoots, solitary; peduncle 0.5-2.4 cm (staminate), 0.6-4.4 cm (pistillate). Tepals 5-9, white, yellowish, pink, crimson, dark red, or purplish, largest 6-12.5(-17.5) × 4-11 mm. Staminate flowers: stamens 22-42(-70), ± distinct; pollen 3-colpate. Pistillate flowers: carpels (35-)70-100; pseudostyle ± broad. Fruit peduncle 1.5-6.5 cm; torus 2.5-15 cm; apocarps scarlet to deep red, 6-12 × 4-9 mm. Seed testa ± smooth. Fl. May-Aug, fr. Aug-Oct.
● Mixed broad-leaved and coniferous forests, Picea and Abies forests; (1000-)2700-3600(-3800) m. S Sichuan, N Yunnan.
This species is a horticultural plant and is used medicinally.