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General DescriptionSuffrutescent herbs or low shrubs, 1-2 m tall; root and rhizome red. Stem herbaceous with obvious pith. Leaves imparipinnate with stipules; leaflets 3-5, elliptical, ovate, lanceolate, 4-15 cm long, 1.5-2.5 cm wide, acuminate at apex, base obtuse to rounded and oblique, serrulate, sparely pubescent on upper surface, densely pubescent on the veins. Inflorescence a terminal compound corymb, ca. 15 cm. Flowers white, on slender pedicel, calyx lobes triangular, ca. 0.5 mm long, corolla rotate, 5-lobed, ovate, ca. 1.5 mm long, stamen 5, alternating with corolla lobes, anthers rounded, yellow; ovary 3-celled, style very short, stigma 3-lobed. Fruits globose, fleshy, red.