5849.000 Tetrapanax (K. Koch) K. Koch

Staples, G.W. & Herbst, D.R. (2005) A Tropical Garden Flora; plants cultivated in the Hawaiian islands and other tropical places. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Description of the genus

Clump forming evergreen shrub up to 10 m. in height. Each erect stem arises from an underground rhizome and has a terminal cluster of palmately 5-11 lobed leaves with dull green upper blades and whitish, hairy undersides. Inflorescences brownish, hairy umbels on long branches.

Worldwide: Native to Taiwan and China now common in warm-temperate montane regions.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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papyrifer (Hook.) K.Koch

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tetrapanax
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tetrapanax
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tetrapanax
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Tetrapanax
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iNaturalist: Tetrapanax
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tetrapanax
JSTOR Plant Science: Tetrapanax
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tetrapanax
Plants of the World Online: Tetrapanax
Tropicos: Tetrapanax
Wikipedia: Tetrapanax

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Tetrapanax.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1666, retrieved 7 December 2023

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