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47. Litsea suberosa Yen C. Yang & P. H. Huang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 16(4): 54. 1978.

栓皮木姜子 shuan pi mu jiang zi

Litsea elongata (Nees) J. D. Hooker var. suberosa (Yen C. Yang & P. H. Huang) N. Chao & J. S. Liu.

Evergreen small trees, ca. 5 m tall. Old branchlets glabrous, with thin corky bark and conspicuous lenticels; young branchlets glabrous or pilose. Leaves alternate; petiole 5-15 mm, glabrous or pilose on both sides; leaf blade oblanceolate or narrowly long elliptic, 6-17 × 1.5-5 cm, along veins pilose or glabrous abaxially, glabrous adaxially, pinninerved, lateral veins 13-15 pairs, base cuneate, apex abruptly acute. Umbels axillary; male umbel 5-flowered; peduncle very short. Male flowers: pedicel ca. 2 mm; perianth segments 6, ovate-rounded; fertile stamens 9; filaments villous, of 3rd whorls each with 2 rounded small glands at base; rudimentary pistil lacking. Fruit ellipsoid, 10-12 × 5-7 mm, seated on cup-shaped perianth tube; fruiting pedicel 3-4 mm, pubescent. Fl. Jul-Sep, fr. Oct-Nov.

● Forests or thickets on mountain slopes; 800-1500 m. N Guangdong, W Hubei, Hunan, S Sichuan.


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