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28. Neolitsea polycarpa H. Liu, Laurac. Chine & Indochine. 150. 1932.

多果新木姜子 duo guo xin mu jiang zi

Neolitsea chui Merrill var. brevipes Yen C. Yang.

Trees, up to 20 m tall. Young branchlets pubescent and becoming glabrous or glabrate. Leaves alternate or clustered at apex of branchlet, subverticillate; petiole 8-15 mm, pubescent and becoming glabrous; leaf blade elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 6-11 × 1.7-4 cm, glaucous, pubescent, and becoming glabrous abaxially, shiny and glabrous adaxially, triplinerved, lateral veins 3 or 4 pairs, lowermost pair arising ca. 5 mm from base, base cuneate, apex acuminate or long acuminate. Umbels 5- or 6-fascicled in leaf axils, 5-flowered. Pedicel 2.5-3 mm, densely pubescent. Perianth segments 4, elliptic or rounded. Male flowers: fertile stamens 6; filaments pubescent at base, of 3rd whorls each with 2 stipitate small glands at base; rudimentary pistil ellipsoid, glabrous. Fruit ovoid, 7-10 × 3-4 mm, seated on flat shallowly discoid perianth tube; fruiting pedicel 7-8 mm, subglabrous. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. Oct-Nov.

Broad-leaved forests; 1200-2400 m. SE Yunnan [Vietnam].

The seeds contain ca. 45% oil.


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