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Aralia atropurpurea Franch.


Description from Flora of China

Panax atropurpureus (Franchet) Handel-Mazzetti.

Herbs, perennial, 1-1.5 m tall, with elongate rhizome. Leaves 1- or 2-pinnately compound; petiole 1.5-4 cm; petiolules 5-25 mm (terminal one to 4 cm); leaflets 3-7 per pinna, ovate, 3-8 × 2-3 cm, membranous, both surfaces sparsely setose-scabrous, secondary veins 5-7 pairs, subconspicuous, tertiary veins inconspicuous, base broadly cuneate, margin biserrate, apex long acuminate. Inflorescence a terminal corymb of umbels, glabrous to slightly scabrid; primary axis to 5 cm; secondary axes to 18 cm; bracts linear, 5-10 mm; umbels 7-10-flowered; pedicels 5-10 mm, scabrid. Ovary 5-carpellate; styles 5, free. Fruit globose, ca. 3.5 mm in diam.; styles persistent, recurved. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Aug-Sep.

● Among scattered trees, grasslands on slopes or roadsides; 2700-3300 m. Sichuan, Xizang (Bomi), Yunnan (Dêqên).


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