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Published In: Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 30(3): 231–232. 1949. (J. Arnold Arbor.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 1/4/2021)
Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 1/6/2021)
Description: Hermaphroditic, unarmed, stellate-pubescent, terrestrial, deciduous shrubs or small trees. Stems branched, pachycaulous. Leaves alternate, petiolate, the bases dilated with deciduous stipules; blades simple and palmately veined, broadly orbicular, subcoriaceous, the margins entire to palmately lobed or coarsely dentate. Inflorescences terminal, erect, paniculate, the ultimate units capitula, bracts three per flower (the central one larger), pedicels very short to obscure, unarticulated. Calyx a rim with 5 teeth; petals 5, valvate, free; stamens 5; carpels 2, ovary inferior, styles short, free; the disc flattened to very-low conical. Fruits drupes, 1-seeded by abortion, stellate-pubescent, globose, terete. Endosperm ruminate.
Distribution: Asia (Taiwan), in open areas of montane forests. Occasionally cultivated as an ornamental. Closely related to Oreopanax (Wen et al. 2001; Plunkett et al. 2004).
Notes: Sinopanax is a monotypic genus (1 species).

 
 
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