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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 1/11/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 1/11/2013)
Genus DIDYMOPANAX Dec. & Planch.
PlaceOfPublication Rev. Hortic. ser. IV. 3:109. 1854.
Description Shrubs or trees, glabrous or variously pubescent. Leaves palmately compound (in our species) or simple; petioles dilated at the base into a coriaceous ligulate sheath. Inflorescences compound-paniculate or compound-umbellate, terminal or lateral, the branchlets subtended by coriaceous bracts, the umbels numerous; pedicels subtended by minute bracteoles, continuous with the calyx. Flowers bisexual, 5-merous; calyx cupuliform, the limb short, denticulate; petals usually thin-carnose, acute at the apex, thickened and slightly cucullate distally, greenish- white or brownish, valvate in bud; stamens inflexed in bud, the anthers loosely coherent or separate; disc raised and undulate at the margin; styles 2, rarely 3, carnose, distinct to the base or partially connate; ovary thick-walled, the locules and ovules the same number as the styles. Fruit laterally compressed, longitu- dinally bisulcate, surmounted by the persistent calyx-limb and the stylar column or recurved styles, the seeds 2, rarely 3.
Habit Shrub tree
Key a. Blades of the leaflets more than 2 I/2 times as long as the petiolules, oblong or oblong-oblanceolate, more than twice as long as broad. - 1. D. IOROTOTroN aa. Blades of the leaflets up to twice as long as the petiolules, broadly ovate, less than twice as long as broad.-.,,,,,,,,,..,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,.2. D. PITTIERT
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