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18. Eleutherococcus setosus (H. L. Li) Y. R. Ling, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 15(2): 85. 1977.

刚毛白簕 gang mao bai le

Acanthopanax trifoliatus (Linnaeus) Merrill var. setosus H. L. Li, Sargentia 2: 87. 1942; A. setosus (H. L. Li) C. B. Shang; Eleutherococcus trifoliatus var. setosus (H. L. Li) H. Ohashi.

Shrubs, scandent, to 4 m tall. Branches with scattered, recurved prickles. Petiole 4-6 cm, unarmed or with 1 or 2 small prickles; leaflets (3-)5, oblong or obovate-lanceolate, rarely ovate, 5-11 × 2-4 cm, papery, adaxially ± densely setose on midvein and veins, secondary veins 5-8 pairs, distinct, base rounded or broadly cuneate, margins setose-biserrulate, apex long acuminate. Inflorescence terminal; umbels 1-3, borne on leafy shoots; peduncles 1-3 cm; pedicels ca. 1 cm, glabrous. Calyx glabrous. Corolla white. Ovary 2-carpellate; styles fully united into a column or slightly bifid apically. Fruit black at maturity, compressed-globose, ca. 5 mm in diam.; pedicels to 1.5 cm. Fl. Jul-Oct, fr. Oct-Nov.

● Scrub fields, forest margins on mountain slopes or roadsides; below 1300 m. S Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Taiwan, Yunnan.


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