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Schefflera fengii Tseng & Hoo


Description from Flora of China

Trees, to 15 m tall, probably andromonoecious. Petiole 6-30 cm; petiolules 1-6 cm; leaflets 5-7, oblong or elliptic to slightly obovate, 10-21(-27) × 3-9(-16) cm, leathery, abaxially densely yellow-brown stellate tomentose, epidermis obscured, adaxially sparsely stellate pubescent on veins or glabrous, secondary veins 8-12 pairs, tertiary veins slightly raised abaxially, distinctly impressed adaxially in dry material, base acute to nearly rounded, margin entire or with 1-4 small teeth apically, apex acuminate. Inflorescence a terminal panicle of umbels, densely light brown to ferruginous stellate pubescent, then sparsely so and grayish; primary axis to 15(-25) cm; secondary axes to ca. 20 cm; pedicels 2-3 mm at anthesis, expanding to 8 mm in fruit. Calyx inconspicuously 5-toothed, sparsely stellate pubescent. Ovary (4 or)5-carpellate; styles united into a column. Fruit globose, 3-4 mm in diam., 5-ribbed when dry, sparsely stellate pubescent to glabrous; styles persistent, 1.5-2 mm. Fl. Aug, fr. Oct-Nov.

● Mixed forests on dry mountain slopes; 1800-2500 m. C and SE Yunnan.


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