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Genus :

ARALIA

Family :

ARALIACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Trees, shrubs or rhizomatous herbs, armed or unarmed, stem stout when erect. Leaves spirally arranged or alternate, pinnate or pinnately decompound, stipules generally developed. Inflorescence terminal, paniculate, compound-umbellate or corymbose. Flowers pentamerous to octamerous. Calyx 5-8 toothed or truncate. Petals free. Stamens 5-8. Ovary inferior, 5-8 celled, styles free or shortly connate at the base. Fruit drupaceous, fleshy, more or less globose, endocarp crustose or somewhat hardened. Seeds in pyrene with smooth endosperm.