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Published In: Annales Musei Botanici Lugduno-Batavi 1(1): 4, 16–18. 1863. (Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavi) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/26/2012)
Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 1/5/2021)
Description: Hermaphroditic to andromonoecious, armed, slightly pubescent, terrestrial, deciduous trees. Stems well branched, pachycaulous, with both long and short shoots. Leaves alternate, petiolate, the bases stipulate and adnate; blades simple, palmately lobed with 5–9 triangular-ovate to oblong-ovate lobes, chartaceous, margins serrulate. Inflorescences terminal, a corymbose panicle with umbellately arranged braches on a short main axis, the ultimate units umbellules; bracts minute, triangular; pedicels relatively long and slender, unarticulated. Calyx with 5 minute, triangular teeth; petals 5, valvate, free; stamens 5; carpels 2, ovary inferior; styles connate but divided at the tip; the disc convex. Fruits drupes, glabrous, globose, laterally compressed; endocarp crustaceous. Endosperm uniform. 2n = 48.
Distribution: E Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and far-eastern Russia). Cultivated as an ornamental and sometimes used as a timber tree.
Notes: Kalopanax is a monotypic genus (1 species).

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