Description from Flora of China
Didymopanax subg. Tetrapanax K. Koch, Wochenschr. Gärtnerei Pflanzenk. 2: 70. Mar 1859.
Shrubs to small trees, evergreen, hermaphroditic, unarmed, stellate pubescent. Leaves simple, palmately lobed, margin entire to coarsely serrate; stipules 2, awl-shaped, prominent, 7-8 cm. Inflorescence a terminal panicle of umbels, densely farinose stellate when young, glabrescent. Pedicels not articulate below ovary. Calyx nearly obsolete. Petals 4(or 5), valvate, abaxially tomentose. Stamens 4(or 5). Ovary 2-carpellate; styles 2, free, erect at anthesis, later recurved. Fruit a drupe, globose, slightly compressed laterally. Seeds laterally compressed, endosperm smooth.
● One species: China.