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59. Litsea vang Lecomte var. lobata Lecomte, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat., sér. 5. 5: 84. 1913.

沧源薄托木姜子 cang yuan bao tuo mu jiang zi

Litsea pierrei Lecomte var. lobata (Lecomte) C. K. Allen.

Evergreen trees, ca. 18 m tall. Young branchlets gray-yellow puberulent and becoming glabrous. Leaves alternate; petiole 1.2-1.5 cm, hairy like branchlets; leaf blade elliptic, 11.5-17 × 4-6 cm, glabrous on both surfaces, lateral veins 5-7 pairs, transverse veinlets conspicuously reticulate on both surfaces, base broadly cuneate or rotund, apex acuminate or shortly acute. Flowers not seen. Fruiting inflorescence umbellate, solitary or 2, lateral; peduncle 1-1.5 cm, very stout, with 1-3 fruits. Fruit ellipsoid, 2-2.5 × 1.3-1.5 cm, black at maturity, seated on deeply cup-shaped perianth tube, with many rotund lenticels outside, margin 3- or 4-lobed, lobes large and irregular; fruiting pedicel 1-1.5 cm, very stout. Fr. May-Jun.

Dense forests in valleys; ca. 800 m. W Yunnan [Cambodia].

Litsea vang var. vang occurs in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.


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