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Schisandra pubescens

Description from Flora of China

Schisandra vestita Pax & K. Hoffmann.

Young branches lacking wings; leaf-bearing branches elongated. Petiole 1.5-4.3 cm, pubescent; leaf blade elliptic to ovate, 7-11.5 × 3.5-8.5 cm, papery, not glaucous, abaxially sparsely pubescent, secondary veins (4 or)5 or 6(-8) on each side of midvein, base broadly cuneate to truncate, margin denticulate, apex shortly to long acuminate. Flowers axillary to fugacious bracts at base of young shoots, solitary; peduncle 2-3 cm (staminate), 1.8-6.2 cm (pistillate), pubescent. Tepals 7 or 8, cream, yellow, orange, or red, largest 7-10 × 6.5-10 mm, outermost abaxially pubescent. Staminate flowers: stamens 14-24, ± distinct; pollen 6-colpate. Pistillate flowers: carpels 40-62; pseudostyle narrow. Fruit peduncle 4-6 cm, pubescent; torus 5-11 cm; apocarps red, 4.5-8 × 3-7 mm. Seed testa smooth. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Jun-Sep. 2n = 28*.

This species is used medicinally.

● Forests, thickets; 1000-1900(-2400) m. Chongqing, W Hubei, Sichuan.


 

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