Description from Flora of China
Heteropanax fragrans (Roxburgh ex Candolle) Seemann var. chinensis Dunn, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 38: 360. 1908.
Shrubs, to 3 m tall. Leaves 3-5-pinnately compound, 50-60 cm; petiole 15-35(-45) cm; leaflets shiny dark green to khaki green adaxially, sometimes slightly glaucous abaxially, narrowly elliptic, 2.5-6(-7.5) × 0.8-2(-3) cm, both surfaces glabrous, lateral veins ca. 6 pairs, obscure, base narrowly cuneate, margin entire, occasionally revolute, apex acuminate to caudate. Inflorescence densely ferruginous tomentose; primary axis to 70 cm; secondary axes to 20 cm; peduncles 1-3 cm; umbels ca. 2.5 cm in diam.; pedicels in flower ca. 4 mm, densely ferruginous tomentose. Fruit strongly compressed laterally, 8-9 mm in diam., less than 2 mm thick; styles recurved, 2-3 mm; pedicels 6-8 mm. Fl. Oct-Nov, fr. Jan-Feb.
This species is used medicinally.
Forests or scrub on mountain slopes; below 800 m. Guangxi (Nanning, Shangsi), S Yunnan (Simao) [N Vietnam].