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Dendropanax productus Li


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or small trees, to 5 m tall, hermaphroditic. Petiole 0.5-7 cm; leaf blade elliptic, oblong-elliptic, or ovate-elliptic, 10-15.5 × 3.5-5.5 cm, papery, glandular punctate, 3-veined at base, secondary veins 6-10 pairs, visible, weakly raised on both surfaces, tertiary veins obscure, base cuneate, margin sparsely serrulate apically, apex long acuminate. Inflorescence terminal, umbel solitary, 1.5-2 cm in diam., 10-15-flowered; peduncle 0.8-2.5 cm, slender to stout; pedicels ca. 5 mm in flower, to 8 mm in fruit. Calyx a low rim, obscurely 5-toothed. Ovary 5-carpellate; styles 5, united 4/5 of their length. Fruit oblong-ovoid, ca. 7 × 3.5 mm, ribbed when dry; styles persistent, 1.5-1.8 mm, free arms spreading.

This species is used as an ornamental.

● Forests in valleys; 300-900 m. Guangdong (Liannan, Shixing, Xinfeng).


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