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11. Eleutherococcus eleutheristylus (G. Hoo) H. Ohashi, J. Jap. Bot. 62: 358. 1987.

离柱五加 li zhu wu jia

Acanthopanax eleutheristylus G. Hoo, Acta Phytotax. Sin., Addit. 1: 155. 1965; A. eleutheristylus var. simplex G. Hoo; Eleutherococcus eleutheristylus var. simplex (G. Hoo) H. Ohashi.

Shrubs. Branches dark purple, glabrous, unarmed. Petiole 1.5-10 cm; petiolules 3-5 mm, glabrous; leaflets elliptic or oblong-elliptic, lateral ones rhombic-elliptic, 3-8 × 1.5-3 cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous, secondary veins 6-8 pairs, distinct, tertiary veins raised abaxially, impressed adaxially, base rounded or narrowly cuneate, margin serrate or biserrulate, apex acuminate or caudate. Inflorescence terminal, a solitary umbel, borne on leafy shoots, glabrous; peduncles 2.5-4 cm, glabrous; pedicels 8-12 mm, glabrous. Calyx of 5 teeth. Corolla not seen. Ovary 5-carpellate; styles free nearly to base. Fruit ovoid-globose, 7-8 mm; styles persistent, reflexed. Fr. Jul.

● Scrub fields on mountain slopes. Gansu, Shaanxi (Hua Shan).


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