Kalopanax septemlobus (syn. Kalopanax pictum)
castor aralia

Araliaceae
China, Japan

One tree in a planting box (originally acquired in 1990), east side of conference room trailer near the Grounds Office, Bonair siding. 10/2004.

Name derivation: Kalopanax – Gr. kalos (beautiful) and Panax (name of a related genus); septemlobus – with seven lobes (the leaves).

About this Entry: John Rawlings authored the main text of this entry ca. 2004.