3. Lindera chienii W. C. Cheng, Contr. Biol. Lab. Sci. Soc. China, Bot. Ser. 9: 193. 1934.
江浙山胡椒 jiang zhe shan hu jiao
Shrubs or small trees, deciduous, up to 5 m tall. Bark gray. Branchlets usually gray, sometimes slightly brown, striate, densely white pubescent, later glabrate. Terminal bud narrowly ovate, apex acuminate. Leaves alternate; petiole 2-10 mm, white pubescent; leaf blade oblanceolate or obovate, 6-10(-15) × 2.5-4(-5) cm, papery, abaxially greenish and white pubescent on veins, adaxially dark green and laxly pubescent on midrib, later glabrate, pinninerved, lateral veins 5-7 pairs, reticulate veins distinct, base cuneate, apex shortly acuminate. Umbels usually each inserted at both sides of axillary bud; peduncles 5-7 mm, white pubescent; involucral bracts 4, 6-12-flowered inside. Pedicels ca. 1.5 mm, densely white pubescent. Male flowers: tepals elliptic, 3.5-4 × 1-1.5 mm, pubescent outside, glabrous inside; filaments in 1st and 2nd whorls ca. 3 mm, in 3rd whorl ca. 2.5 mm, 2-glandular at base of filament; glands funnelform, long stipitate; reduced pistil broadly ovate, ca. 1 mm, glabrous. Female flowers: tepals elliptic or ovate, 1.5-1.8 × 0.5-1 mm, pubescent outside, glabrous inside; reduced stamens fasciated, glabrous; filament in 1st and 2nd whorls ca. 1.5 mm, in 3rd whorl ca. 1 mm, 2-glandular at middle of filament; glands triangular, stipitate; ovary ovoid, glabrous; stigma capitate. Fruit red at maturity, subglobose, 10-11 mm in diam.; hypocarpium enlarged, ca. 7 mm in diam.; fruiting pedicels 6-12 mm. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. Sep-Oct.
● Roadsides, mountain slopes, forests. Anhui, Henan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang.