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Pentapanax subcordatus (Wall.) Seem.


Description from Flora of China

Hedera subcordata Wallich ex G. Don, Gen. Hist. 3: 394. 1834; Aralia subcordata (Wallich ex G. Don) J. Wen; Para pentapanax subcordatus (G. Don) Hutchinson.

Trees, evergreen, small, sometimes epiphytic or semiepiphytic, probably hermaphroditic. Leaves 1-pinnately compound; petiole 10-16 cm; petiolules 1.5-3 cm; leaflets 3-5, ovate, 7.5-15 × 4.5-9 cm, thickly papery to subleathery, glabrous, secondary veins ca. 8 pairs, tertiary veins distinct on both surfaces, base subcordate to truncate, margin entire or crenate-serrulate, apex acuminate. Inflorescence a terminal panicle of racemes; primary axis 2-10 cm; secondary axes 6-12, each 20-35 cm; tertiary axes 7-20, each 3-8 cm; pedicels 2-3 mm, glabrous. Ovary 5-carpellate; styles almost entirely united into a column. Fruit globose, 3-4 mm in diam.; styles persistent, arms erect to slightly recurved.

Evergreen forests; ca. 2000 m. W Yunnan (Tengchong) [India].


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