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17. Litsea verticillifolia Yen C. Yang & P. H. Huang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 16(4): 48. 1978.

琼南木姜子 qiong nan mu jiang zi

Evergreen shrubs, ca. 3 m tall. Branchlets densely ferruginous tomentose. Leaves 3-6-verticillate; petiole ca. 5 mm, densely hairy like branchlets; leaf blade obovate-lanceolate, 3.5-6.8 × 0.9-2.8 cm, glabrous except for midrib on both surfaces and glaucous abaxially, pinninerved, lateral veins 9-11 pairs, base cuneate, apex obtuse or obtuse-acute. Umbels lateral, usually 3- or 4-clustered, male umbel 5-flowered; peduncle almost absent; involucral bracts 5, broadly ovate. Pedicel short, densely ferruginous sericeous-pubescent. Perianth segments 6, ovate. Male flowers: fertile stamens 9; filaments glabrous, of 3rd whorls each with 2 rounded small glands at base. Fruit not seen.

● Dense forests. S Hainan.


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