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15. Pentapanax plumosus (H. L. Li) C. B. Shang, J. Nanjing Inst. Forest. 1985(2): 26. 1985.

糙羽叶参 cao yu ye shen

Aralia plumosa H. L. Li, Sargentia 2: 114. 1942; A. wilsonii Harms var. plumosa (H. L. Li) K. M. Feng; Pentapanax wilsonii (Harms) C. B. Shang var. plumosus (H. L. Li) Y. F. Deng.

Shrubs, 0.5-5 m tall, andromonoecious or hermaphroditic. Leaves 2- or 3-pinnately compound; petiole 5-15 cm; petiolules very short to 1.5 cm; leaflets 3-5 per pinna, basal pair each with an accessory pinna of 3-5 leaflets; leaflets ovate, 1-4 × 0.4-2 cm, papery, abaxially glabrous to densely white tomentose, adaxially glabrous to strigose or tomentose, scabrous, secondary veins 4 or 5 pairs, distinct on both surfaces, base acute to rounded or subcordate, margin irregularly serrulate or biserrulate, apex acuminate. Inflorescence a terminal panicle of umbels, glabrous to slightly pilose; primary axis 10-25 cm; secondary axes 10-15, each to ca. 15 cm, with a terminal umbel of bisexual flowers and 1-5 lateral umbels of bisexual or male flowers; peduncle 2-9 cm; pedicels 0.7-2 cm, glabrous. Ovary 5(or 6)-carpellate; styles united to middle. Fruit globose, ca. 4 mm in diam. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Aug-Oct.

● Forests, rocky slopes; 2300-3000 m. SW Sichuan (Jiulong, Mianning, Muli).


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