rice-paper plant

rice-paper plant
rice-paper plant [rīs′pā΄pər]
n.
a shrubby plant (Tetrapanax papyriferus) of the ginseng family: see RICE PAPER

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plant
 (species Tetrapanax papyriferum), shrub or small tree of the ginseng family (Araliaceae), native to southern China and Taiwan. It is the source of rice paper. It has large, lobed leaves that form an almost palmlike crown. The central tissues of the stem are split and pressed into thin sheets used for surgical dressings and as watercolour paper.

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