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41. Neolitsea purpurascens Yen C. Yang, J. W. China Border Res. Soc., ser. B. 15: 81. 1945.

紫新木姜子 zi xin mu jiang zi

Neolitsea zeylanica (Nees & T. Nees) Merrill var. fangii H. Liu.

Small trees, ca. 7 m tall. Young branchlets ferruginous pubescent and becoming glabrous. Leaves alternate or clustered toward apex of branchlet; petiole 1-1.4 cm, pubescent when young; leaf blade ovate or elliptic, 4.5-7.4 × 1.7-3 cm, glaucous abaxially, triplinerved, lateral veins 3 or 4 pairs, lowermost pair arising 3-4 mm from base, other pairs arising from middle or below middle of blade, base rotund or broadly cuneate, apex caudate. Umbels solitary or fascicled, sessile, male umbel 5-flowered. Pedicel pubescent. Perianth segments 4, ovate. Male flowers: fertile stamens 6; filaments pubescent at base, of 3rd whorls each with 2 shortly stipitate small glands at base; rudimentary pistil ovoid. Fruit obovoid, 6-7 × ca. 5 mm, black at maturity; fruiting pedicel 6-8 mm, slightly thickened at apex, glabrous. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Aug-Sep.

● Mixed forests; 1500-2000 m. Sichuan.


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