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66. Litsea kwangsiensis Yen C. Yang & P. H. Huang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 16(4): 58. 1978.

红楠刨 hong nan pao

Evergreen trees, 8-12 m tall, ca. 20 cm d.b.h. Branchlets densely yellow-brown pubescent. Leaves alternate; petiole 1-2 cm, pubescent when young; leaf blade lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 7-12 × 1.5-3 cm, glabrous on both surfaces, pinninerved, lateral veins 8-12 pairs, densely reticulate-veined, base broadly cuneate or obtuse-rounded, apex shortly acuminate with obtuse acumen. Umbels 1-3 on short branchlets in leaf axils toward apex of branchlet, male umbel 5-flowered. Male flowers: pedicel villous; perianth segments 6, ovate; fertile stamens 9; filaments villous, of 3rd whorls each with 2 shortly stipitate rounded glands at base; rudimentary pistil lacking. Fruit ellipsoid, ca. 10 × 6-7 mm, seated on cup-shaped perianth tube; fruiting pedicel 3-4 mm, villous. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Feb-Mar of next year.

● Broad-leaved forests on mountain slopes, valleys; 300-1200 m. S Guangxi.

The wood is yellow, fine, shiny, and is used for making products such as high-grade furniture.


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