J Syst Evol ›› 1965, Vol. 10 ›› Issue (1): 129-176.

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Contributions to the Araliaceae of China

Hoo Gin, Tseng Chang‐Jiang   

  1. (Department of Biology, Amoy University)
  • Published:1965-12-18

Abstract: The present paper is a result of taxonomic study of Chinese Araliaceous plants. It contains 56 species 25 varieties and 8 forms ascribed to 10 genera of the family, of which 35 species, 14 varieties and 5 forms are described as new. Besides, 7 new sections and 5 subsections are proposed and 2 new combinations made, whereas 8 species and 3 varieties previously known to botanists as distinct are here reduced to synonyms. Descriptions of flowers and fruits from complete flowering and fruiting specimens are added as supplements to 8 previously known species. Discussions on systems of the subdivisions in the genera Schefflera, Dendropanax and Aralia are presented. Most of the type specimens are preserved in the Herbarium of Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica, Peking, and a few in the Herbaria of South China instituta of Botany, Yunnan Institute of Botany, Nanking Institute of Botany, Northwestern Institute of Soil-water Conservation, Biology and Pedology, Academia Sinica, and the Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.