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Terminthia paniculata (Wall. ex G. Don) C. Y. Wu et T. L. Ming


Description from Flora of China

Rhus paniculata Wallich ex G. Don, Gen. Syst. 2: 73. 1832; Toxicodendron paniculatum (Wallich ex G. Don) Kuntze.

Shrubs or small trees, 2-6 m tall; branchlets glabrous, lenticellate. Petioles 2.5-4 cm, glabrous, channeled above; leaf blade palmately 3-foliolate or rarely 5-foliolate; leaflets sessile; leaflet blade oblong or oblanceolate, lateral leaflets 3-7 × 1.5-3 cm, terminal leaflet 6-11 × 2-4 cm, papery, base broadly cuneate, entire or shallowly undulate, apex obtuse, lateral veins prominent on both sides. Inflorescence paniculate, terminal or axillary, 12-20 cm, with many slender branches, yellow hirsute. Pedicel ca. 1 mm, minutely pubescent; flowers light yellow, 4- or 5-merous. Calyx glabrous, lobes obtuse, ovate, ca. 0.5 mm. Petals elliptic, ca. 1.5 × 0.8 mm, with featherlike venation pattern. Stamen filaments ca. 0.5 mm; anthers ovoid, ca. 0.3 mm. Disk 10-lobed. Ovary globose, 0.5-0.8 mm in diam., glabrous; styles 3, free; stigma capitate. Drupe subglobose, slightly compressed, ca. 4 mm in diam.; exocarp orange-red at maturity, finally separating; mesocarp glutinous. Fl. Sep-Nov, fr. Nov-May.

Forest patches, thickets, herbaceous steppes; 400-1500 m. SE to SW Yunnan [Bhutan, NE India, N Myanmar].


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