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10b. Neolitsea aurata var. chekiangensis (Nakai) Yen C. Yang & P. H. Huang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 16(4): 39. 1978.

浙江新木姜子 zhe jiang xin mu jiang zi

Neolitsea chekiangensis Nakai, J. Jap. Bot. 16: 128. 1940.

Young branchlets and petioles ferruginous pubescent. Leaf blade lanceolate or oblanceolate, 8-13 × 0.9-2.4 cm, sparsely brown-yellow sericeous abaxially when young, indumentum easily deciduous, glabrate.

● Weed-tree forests on mountains; 500-1300 m. Anhui, Fujian, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Zhejiang.

The seed core contains oil that is used for making soaps and lubricants. Aromatic oil may be extracted from the branchlets and leaves for use in cosmetics. The bark is used medicinally for treating stomach pain.


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