Eleutherococcus

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Eleutherococcus

Description

Small trees or scandent shrubs, prickly or unarmed. Leaves digitately compound, stipules absent, glabrous or with bristles. Inflorescence terminal, with umbels either solitary or more usually umbellately or racemosely arranged; Flowers hermaphrodite or sexually dimorphic. Petals 4 or 5, valvate. Stamens as many as the petals, anthers dorsifixed, introrse. Ovary 2-4(-5)-celled; Fruit a subglobose drupe, crowned by the persistent bifid style, 2-4(-5)-seeded;

Distribution

Asia-Temperate: Asia-Tropical:, Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Philippines (Philippines present) Gajo Lands: present Himalayan region: present N. Luzon: present N. Sumatra: present
About 30 spp. in eastern Asia and the Himalayan region, south to Malesia (2 spp.): Malay Peninsula, N. Sumatra (Gajo Lands), Philippines (N. Luzon).

Notes

A sterile specimen from Gunong Iran, Cameron Highlands (Symington CF 36300) in the Kepong Herbarium, probably represents an undescribed species.

Citation

Philipson - in Fl. Males. 1979: 103
Miq. - in Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugd.-Bat. 1863: 10
S. Y. Hu - in J. Arn. Arb. 1980: 108