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3. Macropanax dispermus (Blume) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 271. 1891.

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Aralia disperma Blume, Bijdr. 872. 1826; Brassaiopsis floribunda (Miquel) Seemann; Hedera disperma (Blume) Candolle; H. serrata Wallich; Macropanax dispermus (Blume) Kuntze var. integer C. B. Shang; M. floribundus Miquel; M. oreophilus Miquel.

Trees, to ca. 12 m tall. Petiole 7-20 cm; petiolules 0.5-5 cm; leaflets (3-)5(-7), elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, 7-20 × 2-8 cm, papery or subleathery, both surfaces glabrous, secondary veins 6-10 pairs, distinct, tertiary veins more distinct adaxially, base broadly cuneate or rounded, margin glandular serrulate, apex shortly acuminate. Inflorescence paniculate, densely shortly ferruginous stellate pubescent; primary axis 20-55 cm; pedicels 3-8 mm, to 1 cm in fruit. Calyx inconspicuous, glabrous, 5-toothed. Fruit ellipsoid to oblong, ca. 5 × 4 mm, slightly ribbed when dry; styles persistent, 2-3 mm. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Jan-Feb.

Mixed forests in valleys, scrub on mountain slopes; 300-2300 m. Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam].


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