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Schisandra arisanensis Hayata


Description from Flora of China

Plants glabrous throughout. Young branches lacking wings; leaf-bearing branches elongated. Petiole 1-3.4 cm; leaf blade elliptic to ovate, 5-10.5(-12.5) × 2.5-7 cm, papery to subleathery, not glaucous, venation pale after drying, secondary veins 4-6 on each side of midvein, base cuneate to broadly cuneate and often ± decurrent on petiole, margin denticulate to serrulate, apex acuminate to long acuminate. Flowers axillary to fugacious bracts at base of young shoots or axillary to leaves, solitary; peduncle 1.8-4.5 cm (staminate), 3.5-4 cm (pistillate). Tepals 5-8(-13), pale yellow, yellow, orange, reddish orange, or red, largest 4-12 × 3.5-8.5 mm. Staminate flowers: stamens 8-30, ± distinct; pollen 6-colpate. Pistillate flowers: carpels 22-56; pseudostyle short, narrow. Fruit peduncle 4-8 cm; torus 3.5-15.5 cm; apocarps red, 5-11 × 3.5-7.5 mm. Seed testa ± smooth, rugulose, or rarely ± tuberculate. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. Jun-Sep.

This species is used medicinally. The fruit is edible.

● Forests, shrublands; 200-2300 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Taiwan, Zhejiang.


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