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Schefflera shweliensis W. W. Smith


Description from Flora of China

Agalma shweliense (W. W. Smith) Hutchinson.

Trees, to 20 m tall, probably andromonoecious. Petiole (8-)12-24 cm; petiolules to (1-)1.5 cm; leaflets 5-9(-11), narrowly obovate to oblanceolate, 6-15 × 1.5-3.5(-4) cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, secondary veins 7-9 pairs, nearly obscure to conspicuous on both surfaces, tertiary veins indistinct, base narrowly acute, margin entire, apex long acuminate. Inflorescence a terminal panicle of racemes, gray-white stellate pubescent, glabrescent; primary axis 15-40 cm; secondary axes often present only in basal portion of primary axis, to 13 cm; pedicels 2-4 mm. Calyx glabrous to sparsely stellate pubescent, 5-toothed. Ovary 5(or 6)-carpellate; styles united into a column. Fruit blue-black when mature, globose, 4-5 mm in diam., 5-ribbed when dry; style 1.5-2.5 mm. Fl. Aug-Nov, fr. Oct-Jan. 2n = 48*.

This species is used for timber.

● Evergreen broad-leaved forests, forest margins, dry mountain slopes; 1900-2800 m. W Yunnan.


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