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Brassaiopsis kwangsiensis Hoo


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, to ca. 3 m tall. Branches prickly, glabrous. Leaves palmately compound, with 6-8 leaflets; petiole 8-32 cm; petiolules 1.5-6.5 cm; leaflets oblong-lanceolate, 12-20 × 3-6 cm, lateral ones smaller, asymmetric, papery, both surfaces glabrous, abaxially glaucous, secondary veins 10-15 pairs, base rounded to broadly cuneate, margin entire to sparsely serrate apically, apex long acuminate. Inflorescence terminal, axes white stellate tomentose; primary axis ca. 7 cm, of 4 or 5 umbels; peduncles 1-2 cm; umbels 1.5-2.5 cm in diam.; pedicels 3-4 mm. Ovary 3- or 4-carpellate. Fruit oblong-globose (immature), ca. 3.5 mm in diam.; styles persistent, ca. 2 mm. Fl. Dec, fr. Jun.

● Forests or dry valleys; 400-1300 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan.


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