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Pentapanax verticillatus Dunn


Description from Flora of China

Aralia verticillata (Dunn) J. Wen.

Shrubs, to 5 m tall, hermaphroditic or possibly andromonoecious. Leaves 3-foliolate; petiole 3-9 cm; petiolules to ca. 5 mm; leaflets ovate to elliptic, 5.5-9 × 3-5 cm, subleathery, glabrous, abaxially glaucous, secondary veins 6-9 pairs, distinct on both surfaces, tertiary veins indistinct, base cuneate to rounded, margin entire, revolute, apex acute. Inflorescence a terminal, narrow panicle with 1-8 umbels on lower parts of primary axis and 1-3 verticils of flowers, pilose; peduncle 1.5-2.5 cm; pedicels 6-10 mm, pilose. Ovary 5-carpellate; styles united into a column, slightly divided at apex. Fruit ovoid-globose, ca. 4.5 mm high, 3.5-4 mm in diam.; styles persistent. Fl. Nov, fr. Dec-Feb.

Mixed forests, shrublands, commonly on limestone; 1200-2000 m. W Guangxi, E Yunnan [N Vietnam].


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