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Published In: Brittonia 53(1): 117–120, f. 1–2. 2001. (Brittonia) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/25/2012)
Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 1/5/2021)
Description: Hermaphrodite, unarmed, glabrous or nearly so, terrestrial, evergreen shrubs or trees. Stems often branched, leptocaulous. Leaves alternate, petiolate, the bases slightly enlarged, exstipulate; blades simple, unlobed, palmately lobed, or palmately compound with 2–5 leaflets; leaves or leaflets ovate, oblong, elliptic to lanceolate, subcoriaceous, the margins serrate to serrulate in upper portion, entire in lower portion. Inflorescences terminal, usually erect, paniculate, the ultimate units umbellules; bracts caducous; pedicels medium, slender, articulated. Calyx of 5 teeth; petals 5, valvate, free; stamens 5; carpels 2 (–4); ovaries inferior; styles half-connate; the disc flat to convex. Fruits drupes, globose, somewhat laterally flattened; endocarp crustaceous. Endosperm uniform. 2n = 48.
Distribution: Asia (C and SW China and northern Vietnam).
Notes: Metapanax is a genus of 2 species.

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