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7. Dendropanax oligodontus Merrill & Chun, Sunyatsenia. 5: 151. 1940.

保亭树参 bao ting shu shen

Shrubs, to 3 m tall, hermaphroditic. Petiole 1-10 cm, stout. Leaf blade dimorphic, glandular punctate; unlobed blades elliptic to oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, rarely oblanceolate, 9-17(-23) × 3-6 cm, 3-veined at base, secondary veins 8-10 pairs, distinct; lobed blades (when present) obtriangular to lanceolate, deeply 2- or 3-cleft, papery, base cuneate to rounded, margin entire, minutely revolute, apex abruptly acute to acuminate. Inflorescence terminal; umbels solitary or 2-4, 2-3 cm in diam. in flower, to 4 cm in fruit, ca. 25-flowered; peduncle 1-1.5 cm; pedicels 3-4 mm in flower, to 1.2 cm in fruit. Calyx a low rim, with 5 persistent triangular teeth 0.5-0.8 mm. Ovary (3 or)4-carpellate; styles (3 or)4, ca. 1 mm in flower, united for ca. 4/5 their length. Fruit globose, 4-6 mm in diam., without ribs; styles persistent, ca. 2 mm, free arms spreading. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Dec.

● Dense forests in valleys or on mountain slopes; ca. 800 m. Hainan (Baoting).


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