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15. Eleutherococcus lasiogyne (Harms) S. Y. Hu, J. Arnold Arbor. 61: 109. 1980.

康定五加 kang ding wu jia

Acanthopanax lasiogyne Harms in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 2: 563. 1916; A. lasiogyne var. ferrugineus Y. R. Li; A. ternatus Rehder; A. wardii W. W. Smith; Eleutherococcus lasiogyne var. ferrugineus (Y. R. Li) H. Ohashi; E. wardii (W. W. Smith) S. Y. Hu.

Trees, small, or shrubs, to 10 m tall. Branches glabrous, unarmed or with scattered recurved prickles, slightly flattened at base. Petiole 2-5 cm, glabrous; petiolules very short; leaflets 3, ovate, oblong-ovate, or obovate-oblong, 3-6 × 1.5-4 cm, papery, secondary veins 5 or 6 pairs, slightly conspicuous, base cuneate or broadly so, oblique on lateral leaflets, margin entire or apically serrate, apex acute or shortly acuminate. Inflorescence terminal, a solitary umbel or a small panicle of umbels, borne on leafy shoots, with 1 to several umbels; peduncles 0.5-2 cm; pedicels 5-10 mm, peduncles and pedicels white or ferruginous tomentose, soon glabrescent. Calyx with 5 teeth, white tomentose when young, glabrescent. Ovary 2-carpellate; styles united at base, free portions recurved. Fruit globose, slightly compressed laterally, 7-9 mm; styles persistent, ca. 1.5 mm, reflexed apically. Fl. Jul-Sep, fr. Sep-Nov.

● Scrub fields, forests, roadsides; 2000-3400 m. Sichuan, SE Xizang, NW Yunnan.

This species is used medicinally.


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