24. Cinnamomum osmophloeum Kanehira, Formos. Trees. 428. 1917.
土肉桂 tu rou gui
Medium-sized trees. Bark scented. Branchlets slender, glabrous. Leaves alternate or subopposite; petiole ca. 1 cm, complanate, glabrous; leaf blade ovate, ovate-oblong, or ovate-lanceolate, 8-12 × (2.5-)3.5-5(-5.5) cm, thinly leathery, glaucous and pubescent initially but soon glabrate abaxially, glabrous adaxially, subtriplinerved, basal lateral veins extending to ca. 2/3 of leaf blade, other lateral veins ca. 3 pairs, slightly conspicuous abaxially, inconspicuous adaxially, base obtuse to subrounded, apex shortly acuminate. Panicle cymose, few flowered, lax, axillary. Pedicels slender, 8-12 mm, slightly hirsute. Perianth tube campanulate, ca. 1 mm; perianth lobes oblong, ca. 4 mm, obtuse, pubescent outside, villous inside. Fertile stamens 9; filaments of 1st and 2nd whorls ca. 1.5 mm, subglabrous, those of 3rd whorl each with 2 glands at middle, villous at base; anthers 4-celled. Staminodes 3, sagittate, pilose adaxially, stalked; stalks subglabrous. Ovary ovoid, ca. 1 mm, glabrous; style ca. 1.8 mm, glabrous; stigma discoid. Fruit ovoid, ca. 10 × 5 mm, with persistent lobe parts at apex. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Jul-Sep.
● Evergreen broad-leaved forests; 400-1500 m. Taiwan (Gaoxiong, Nantou, Taibei, Taizhong).