11a. Aralia elata var. elata
楤木(原变种) cong mu (yuan bian zhong)
Dimorphanthus elatus Miquel, Comm. Phytogr. 95. 1840; Aralia chinensis Linnaeus var. elata (Miquel) Lavallée; A. emeiensis Z. Y. Zhu; A. gaoshania Z. Y. Zhu; A. hupehensis G. Hoo; A. planchoniana Hance; A. spinosa Linnaeus var. elata (Miquel) Sargent; A. subcapitata G. Hoo; A. taibaiensis Z. Z. Wang & H. C. Zheng.
Leaflets papery or subleathery, abaxially pubescent or sometimes glabrescent. Pedicels 1-6 mm.
● Forests, forest margins, scrub fields, roadsides; near sea level to 2700 m. Anhui, Fujian, S Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei (Fuping, Xiaowutai Shan), Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi (Qin Ling), Shanxi (Yangcheng, Yuanqu), Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang.
This variety is circumscribed by the first author to include material from throughout most of China, including collections from Gansu, Hebei, Shaanxi, and Sichuan that Wen (Cathaya 15-16: 48-52. 2004) placed in Aralia stipulata (including the types of A. gaoshania and A. taibaiensis).