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16. Pentapanax wilsonii (Harms) C. B. Shang, J. Nanjing Inst. Forest. 1985(2): 26. 1985.

西南羽叶参 xi nan yu ye shen

Aralia wilsonii Harms in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 2: 567. 1916.

Shrubs, to 3 m tall, andromonoecious. Leaves (1 or)2- or 3-pinnately compound; petiole 5-15 cm; leaflets 3-5(-7) per pinna, ovate, 1.5-3 × 0.5-3 cm, papery, abaxially glabrous, adaxially glabrous or slightly pubescent, secondary veins 4-6 pairs, tertiary veins distinct on both surfaces, base broadly cuneate or rounded to subcordate, margin sharply and irregularly serrulate or biserrulate, apex acuminate. Inflorescence a terminal panicle of umbels, glabrous, sometimes slightly pilose when young; primary axis ca. 30 cm; secondary axes 7-20, each ca. 20 cm, with a terminal umbel of bisexual flowers and several lateral, sometimes verticillate umbels of male flowers; peduncle 3-6 cm; pedicels 0.7-2 cm (shorter in male flowers). Ovary 5(or 6)-carpellate; styles free or united basally. Fruit globose, ca. 5 mm in diam.; styles persistent. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Jun-Sep.

● Evergreen forests, rocks, open shrublands; 1700-2700 m. SW Sichuan, NW Yunnan.

"Aralia caesia var. pubescens" (K. M. Feng & D. D. Tao, Vasc. Pl. Hengduan Mountains 1: 1273. 1993) belongs here but was not validly published because no Latin description was provided and no type was indicated (Vienna Code, Art. 36.1 and 37.1).


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