The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a genus of small trees and shrubs of the family Araliaceae. The prickly stems are covered with thorns. There are three species distributed in East Asia and North America. The USSR has one species—Echinopanax elatum.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.