Description from Flora of China
Nothopanax rosthornii Harms, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 29: 487. 1900; Acanthopanax rosthornii (Harms) R. Viguier; Heptapleurum esquirolii H. Léveillé; N. emeiensis Z. Y. Zhu.
Trees, to ca. 8 m tall. Petiole 4-20 cm, slender; petiolules 3-12 mm or leaflets sessile; leaflets 3-7, oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, 5-15(-17) × 1-3(-4.5) cm, papery, secondary veins 8-10 pairs, distinct on both surfaces, base narrowly acute to attenuate, margin serrulate, minutely thickened, apex shortly acuminate to caudate, acumen usually curved. Inflorescence paniculate, glabrous throughout; primary axis 8-20 cm; peduncles 1-3 cm; pedicels 3-8 mm. Calyx rim inconspicuous. Fruit ovoid to globose, 4-5 mm in diam.; styles persistent, 1.5-2 mm, divided apically.
This species is used medicinally.
● Shaded places in forests, scrub, roadsides; below 1500 m. Fujian, S Gansu, N Guangdong, N Guangxi, S Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan.