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20. Litsea lancifolia (Roxburgh ex Nees) Bentham & J. D. Hooker ex Fernández-Villar in Blanco, Fl. Filip., ed. 3. 4(Nov. App.): 181. 1880.

剑叶木姜子 jian ye mu jiang zi

Evergreen shrubs, ca. 3 m tall. Branchlets ferruginous tomentose or gray-yellow appressed pubescent. Leaves opposite or alternate on same tree; petiole 3-10 mm, hairy like branchlets; leaf blade elliptic, oblong, lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate, or elliptic-lanceolate, 5-10 × 2.4-4.5 cm, yellow-brown or ferruginous tomentose or gray-yellow appressed pubescent abaxially, lateral veins 5-8 pairs, base cuneate or rotund, apex acute or acuminate. Umbel axillary, solitary or clustered, male umbel 3-flowered; peduncle nearly absent or 5-7 mm. Male flowers: pedicel ca. 1 mm; perianth segments 6, lanceolate or oblong; fertile stamens 9, sometimes 6; filaments pubescent, of 3rd whorls each with 2 sessile small rounded glands at base; rudimentary pistil small. Fruit globose or ellipsoid, seated on shallowly discoid perianth tube; fruiting pedicel ca. 3 mm. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jul-Aug.

Thickets, streamsides, forests; 100-2000 m. SW Guangxi, Hainan, S and SW Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam].

1 Branchlets, petioles, and leaf blade abaxially gray-yellow appressed pubescent; petiole more than 5 mm; peduncle 5-7 mm.   20c var. pedicellata
+ Branchlets, petioles, and leaf blade abaxially yellow-brown or ferruginous tomentose; petiole ca. 3 mm; peduncle short or nearly absent   (2)
2 (1) Fruit globose, ca. 10 mm in diam.; leaf blade elliptic, oblong, or elliptic-lanceolate.   20a var. lancifolia
+ Fruit ellipsoid, ca. 15 × 7 mm; leaf blade lanceolate or oblong- lanceolate.   20b var. ellipsoidea

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