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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 13 | Araliaceae | Merrilliopanax

1. Merrilliopanax membranifolius (W. W. Smith) C. B. Shang, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., B, Adansonia. 5: 291. 1983.

长梗常春木 chang geng chang chun mu

Nothopanax membranifolius W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 10: 53. 1917; Gilibertia membranifolia (W. W. Smith) Handel-Mazzetti; G. myriantha Handel-Mazzetti.

Trees, to 10 m tall. Branches slender, glabrous or sparsely brown stellate pubescent. Petiole 3-15 cm, slender; leaf blade oblong-elliptic or lanceolate-elliptic, 8-20(-30) × 3-8(-10) cm, membranous or leathery, glabrous, 4-veined from base, secondary veins 3-6 pairs, base acute to broadly cuneate or rounded, margin serrulate-dentate, apex caudate-acuminate. Inflorescence terminal and sometimes lateral, sparsely stellate pubescent when young, later glabrescent; primary axis 5-15 cm; pedicels 0.6-1.3 cm. Fruit ellipsoid-globose, 4-5 mm in diam. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Aug-Oct.

Mixed forests on mountain slopes; 1600-3300 m. NW and W Yunnan [NE India, N Myanmar].


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