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9. Schefflera taiwaniana (Nakai) Kanehira, Formos. Trees, rev. ed. 527. 1936.

台湾鹅掌柴 tai wan e zhang chai

Agalma taiwanianum Nakai, J. Arnold Arbor. 5: 19. 1924.

Trees, to 2-4 m tall, probably andromonoecious. Petiole 10-25 cm; petiolules 1-3 cm; leaflets 4-9, narrowly ovate to narrowly oblong, (5-)10-15 × (1.5-)2.5-5 cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous, secondary veins 5-7 pairs, nearly obscure, base narrowly acute, margin entire, apex acuminate. Inflorescence a terminal panicle of racemes, sparsely stellate pubescent, glabrescent; primary axis to 25(-30) cm; secondary axes often present only in basal portion of primary axis, to 10 cm; pedicels 5-6 mm. Calyx glabrous, inconspicuous 6-toothed. Ovary 6-carpellate; styles united into a column. Fruit globose, 5-7 mm in diam., style persistent, 1-2 mm. Fl. Aug-Oct, fr. Oct-Nov, Jan, Mar.

● Scattered in coniferous forests; 2000-2900 m. Taiwan (Ali Shan).


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