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7. Litsea chunii W. C. Cheng, Contr. Biol. Lab. Sci. Soc. China, Bot. Ser. 9: 196. 1934.

高山木姜子 gao shan mu jiang zi

Deciduous shrubs, up to 5 m tall. Young branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate; petiole flat, 5-10 cm; leaf blade elliptic, elliptic-lanceolate, or elliptic-obovate, 2-9 × 1-4 cm, glabrous or subglabrous, except barbate in vein axils or midrib and vein axils with yellow pubescence, pinninerved, lateral veins 5-8 pairs, fine, base cuneate or rounded, apex acute or obtuse-rounded. Umbels solitary, male umbel 8-12-flowered; peduncle 4-6 mm, glabrous. Male flowers: pedicel 5-10 mm, with yellow pubescence; perianth segments 6, ovate, ovate-oblong, or oblong; fertile stamens 9; filaments glabrous, of 3rd whorls each with 2 yellow sessile small glands at base. Fruit ovoid, 6-8 × 4-6 mm; fruiting pedicel 5-10 mm, thickened at apex, pubescent. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. Jul-Aug.

● Margins of Abies-Picea secondary forests, sunny mountain slopes, streamsides, thickets; 1500-3400 m. S Gansu, W Sichuan, NW Yunnan.

1 Leaf blade inconspicuously reticulate-veined, not scabrous adaxially, glabrous or subglabrous abaxially when young, except for barbate vein axils; petiole pubescent adaxially, glabrous abaxially when young.   7a var. chunii
+ Leaf blade conspicuously reticulate-veined, scabrous adaxially, midrib and vein axils with yellow pubescence abaxially; petiole completely pubescent.   7b var. likiangensis

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