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  Tetrapanax papyrifer
 
  Family: ARALIACEAE
  Citation:  Tetrapanax papyrifer (Hook.) K.Koch, Wochenschr. Gärtnerei Pflanzenk. 2: 371. 1859. Aralia papyrifera Hook., Hooker's J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 4: 50. 1852. Didymopanax papyriferus (Hook.) K.Koch, Wochenschr. Gärtnerei Pflanzenk. 2: 69. 1859. Fatsia papyrifera (Hook.) Miq. ex Witte, Fl. Jard. Pays-bas 4: 87. 1861. Panax papyrifer (Hook.) F.Muell., Fragm. 4: 122. 1864. Echinopanax papyriferus (Hook.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 271. 1891.
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  Description: Shrubs or small trees, to 5 m tall, densely ferruginous or pale brown stellate tomentose. Leaves alternate, ovate-oblong, 50-75 cm wide, papery or subleathery, abaxially densely ferruginous or stellate tomentose, adaxially glabrous, 7-12-lobed, base obtuse to cordate, margin entire to coarsely serrate, apex acuminate; petiole terete, to 50 cm, glabrous. Inflorescence terminal, peduncles 1-1.5 cm; umbels 1-2 cm in diam., many flowered. Flowers yellowish white. Calyx ca. 1 mm, densely stellate tomentose. Corolla petals 4(or 5), ca. 2 mm, densely stellate tomentose. Stamens 4(or 5); filaments ca. 3 mm. Fruit dark purple at maturity, globose, ca. 4 mm in diam.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-February
  District(s): Idukki
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  Habitat: Introduced as ornamental tree, now getting naturalised in the high ranges
  Distribution: Native of East Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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