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Published In: Revue Horticole (Paris) 3: 105. 1854. (Rev. Hort. (Paris)) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 1/5/2021)
Description: Andromonoecious, unarmed, glabrous or pubescent, terrestrial, evergreen small trees or large shrubs. Stems branched, pachycaulous. Leaves alternate, petiolate, bases dilated, inconspicuously stipulate; blades simple, palmately 5–9 lobed, coriaceous, the margins serrate to serrulate, sometimes irregularly so. Inflorescences terminal, erect to pendant at the fruiting stage, paniculate, ultimate units umbellules; bracts caducous, membranous; pedicels relatively long, thick, articulated or unarticulated. Calyx truncate to shallowly 5-toothed; petals 5 (rarely 4 or 6), valvate, free; stamens 5; carpels 5 or 10; ovary inferior; styles free and slender; the disc convex. Fruits drupes, glabrous, globose or ovoid; endocarp crustaceous. Endosperm uniform. 2n = 24, 48.
Distribution: E. Asia (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the Ogasawara Islands). Fatsia japonica is widely cultivated as an ornamental.
Notes: Fatsia is a genus of 3 species.

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