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2. Merrilliopanax listeri (King) H. L. Li, Sargentia. 2: 63. 1942.

常春木 chang chun mu

Dendropanax listeri King, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 67: 294. 1898; Gilibertia listeri (King) Handel-Mazzetti; Merrilliopanax chinensis H. L. Li.

Trees, small, ca. 10 m tall. Branches pubescent or glabrous. Petiole 5-15 cm; leaf blade broadly elliptic or ovate, 6-18 × 4-10 cm, papery, entire or 2- or 3-lobed, lobes ovate-deltoid, central lobe larger, abaxially sparsely stellate pubescent or glabrous, 3-veined from base, secondary veins 4 or 5 pairs, base broadly cuneate to nearly rounded, margin entire or sparsely serrate, apex acuminate. Inflorescence terminal, sparsely stellate pubescent; primary axis 10-15 cm; pedicels 3-8 mm. Fruit ellipsoid-globose, ca. 5 mm in diam. Fl. Apr-May. 2n = 48.

Mixed forests; 1200-1700 m. NW Yunnan [NE India, N Myanmar].

This species is used medicinally and as an ornamental.


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