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Heteropanax fragrans - Chengdu Botanical Garden - Chengdu, China - DSC03586.JPG
Heteropanax fragrans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Araliaceae
Subfamily: Aralioideae
Genus: Heteropanax


Heteropanax is a genus of flowering plants in the Araliaceae. They are native to Asia.

These plants are evergreen shrubs or trees. They are andromonoecious, producing bisexual and male flowers. They have compound leaves made up of a few leaflets. The inflorescence is a panicle of umbels, an array of several clusters of bisexual flowers with a few clusters of male flowers along the sides. Each has five petals. The fruit is a flattened drupe.[1]

There are about 8 species. Two are endemic to China.[1]

Species include:


  1. ^ a b Heteropanax. Flora of China.
  2. ^ Srivastava, R. C., Singh, R. K., & Mukherjee, T. K. (2010). Bioculturally important rare new plant species of Heteropanax Seems (Araliaceae) from Eastern Himalaya, Arunachal Pradesh. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 9(2), 242-244.