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Heteropanax nitentifolius Hoo


Description from Flora of China

Trees, evergreen, to 10 m tall. Leaves 2-pinnately compound; petiole ca. 10 cm, glabrous; petiolules 0.3-2 cm; leaflets shiny adaxially, oblong or elliptic, 8-12 × 3-6 cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, secondary veins ca. 8 pairs, prominent abaxially, slightly impressed adaxially, base broadly cuneate, attenuate, margin entire, apex shortly acuminate. Inflorescence densely ferruginous tomentose; primary axis to ca. 170 cm; secondary axes to ca. 20 cm; peduncles 1-2 cm; pedicels 5-11 mm. Fruit strongly compressed laterally, broadly ovate to oblate, 5-6 × 7-8 mm, ca. 1 mm thick; styles 3-4 mm. Fl. Sep-Nov, fr. Nov-Dec.

This species is used medicinally.

Forest margins, roadsides; 100-800 m. SE Yunnan (Hekou) [N Vietnam].


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