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Aralia continentalis Kitagawa


Description from Flora of China

Aralia cordata Thunberg var. continentalis (Kitagawa) Y. C. Zhu.

Herbs, perennial, to 1 m tall, with stout rhizome. Leaves 2- or 3-pinnately compound; petiole 11-25 cm, sparsely gray pilose; petiolules 0-10 mm; leaflets 3-7 per pinna, heteromorphic, lateral ones oblong or elliptic to ovate, terminal ones obovate to elliptic-obovate, 5-15 × 3-9 cm, membranous, both surfaces gray pubescent, abaxially more densely so, base cuneate to cordate, margin irregularly serrate or biserrate, apex acute to acuminate. Inflorescence a compact terminal or axillary panicle of umbels, gray pubescent; hairy; bracts ovate, 1.5-2 mm, membranous, ciliate; umbels many flowered; pedicels 5-6(-10) mm, pubescent. Ovary 5-carpellate; styles 5, basally united, apically free. Fruit globose, ca. 3 mm in diam.; styles persistent, free arms recurved. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Aug-Sep.

Forests and grasslands on slopes; 800-3200 m. Anhui, Hebei (Fuping, Tangxian, Xiaowutai Shan), Henan (Lushi), Jilin (Changbai Shan, Huadian, Tonghua), Liaoning (Wulongbei), Shaanxi (Fuping), Sichuan, Xizang (Gyirong, Yadong) [Korea, Russia].


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