27. Schefflera minutistellata Merrill ex H. L. Li, Sargentia. 2: 24. 1942.
星毛鹅掌柴 xing mao e zhang chai
Schefflera angustifoliolata C. N. Ho.
Shrubs or small trees, to 8 m tall, andromonoecious. Petiole 12-45(-90) cm; petiolules unequal, 1-7(-12) cm; leaflets 7-15, elliptic to ovate-lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, rarely ovate, 7-20 × 4-7.5(-11) cm, papery or subleathery, abaxially densely to sparsely minutely stellate pubescent, later glabrescent to glabrous, adaxially glabrous, secondary veins 6-10 pairs, slightly raised abaxially, tertiary veins rarely impressed adaxially in dry material, base acute to obtuse or rounded, margin entire, rarely serrulate apically, minutely thickened, slightly revolute, apex abruptly acute or more often acuminate. Inflorescence a terminal panicle of umbels; primary axis longer than 50 cm, densely yellow-brown or ferruginous stellate pubescent, later sparsely so except at bases of inflorescence axes; pedicels 3-6 mm, expanding to 1(-1.6) cm in fruit. Calyx pubescent, 5-toothed. Ovary 5-carpellate; styles united into a column, 1-1.5 mm at anthesis. Fruit globose, ca. 4 mm in diam., 5-ribbed when dry; styles persistent, to 2(-2.5) mm. Fl. Aug-Oct, fr. Oct-Dec.
● Dense forests; 1000-1800 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Yunnan, Zhejiang.