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21. Litsea rotundifolia Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 26: 385. 1891.

圆叶豺皮樟 yuan ye chai pi zhang

Evergreen shrubs or small trees, up to 3 m tall. Branchlets glabrous or subglabrous. Leaves scattered; petiole 3-10 mm, pubescent when young and becoming glabrous; leaf blade broadly ovate-rounded, rotund, ovate, or ovate-oblong, glabrous on both surfaces and glaucous abaxially, pinninerved, lateral veins 3 or 4 pairs, base rotund, rounded, obtuse, or cuneate, apex obtuse-rounded, acuminate, or shortly acuminate. Umbels often in cluster of 3, axillary, almost sessile, 3- or 4-flowered. Male flowers subsessile; perianth segments 6, obovate-rounded, unequal in size; filaments pilose, of 3rd whorls each with 2 rounded small glands at base; rudimentary pistil glabrous. Fruit globose, ca. 6 mm in diam., subsessile, gray-blue-black at maturity. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Sep-Nov.

Sparse forests, thickets on lower areas of mountains, roadsides on mountains, riversides; below 800 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Taiwan, Zhejiang [Vietnam].

1 Leaf blade broadly ovate-rounded to rotund, base rotund.   21a var. rotundifolia
+ Leaf blade ovate or ovate-oblong, base rounded, cuneate, or obtuse   (2)
2 (1) Leaf blade ovate, base rounded; petiole more than 6 mm.   21b var. ovatifolia
+ Leaf blade ovate-oblong, base cuneate or obtuse; petiole less than 5 mm.   21c var. oblongifolia

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