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Fatsia polycarpa

Description from Flora of China

Diplofatsia polycarpa (Hayata) Nakai.

Trees, small, to ca. 8 m tall. Young branches, leaves, and inflorescences densely brown tomentose, later glabrescent. Petiole 15-30 cm; leaf blade orbicular, 15-30 cm wide, with 5-7(-9) deeply cleft, ovate-oblong or elliptic lobes, tomentose, glabrous when older, base attenuate, margin serrate, teeth sharply pointed, apex caudate. Inflorescence a panicle of umbels; primary axis 30-40 cm; peduncles ca. 1.5 cm; umbels ca. 2.5 cm in diam., ca. 20-flowered; pedicels ca. 1 cm. Calyx rim subentire. Ovary (8-)10(or 11)-carpellate; styles (8-)10(or 11), free, ca. 0.5 mm. Fruit globose, ca. 4 mm in diam. Fl. Dec-Jan, fr. Jan-May.

This species is used as an ornamental.

‚óŹ Shaded and humid places in broad-leaved forests; 2000-2800 m. Taiwan.


 

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