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37. Neolitsea sutchuanensis Yen C. Yang, J. W. China Border Res. Soc., ser. B. 15: 82. 1945.

四川新木姜子 si chuan xin mu jiang zi

Neolitsea sutchuanensis var. gongshanensis H. W. Li; N. sutchuanensis f. longipedicellata Yen C. Yang.

Small trees, up to 10 m tall. Young branchlets glabrous or sparsely puberulent. Leaves alternate or in clusters of 2-4; petiole 1-2 cm, glabrous or puberulent when young; leaf blade glaucous abaxially, elliptic or ovate-elliptic, 7.5-13 × 2.5-4.5 cm, glabrous on both surfaces or sometimes abaxially ± appressed brown-yellow puberulent, triplinerved, lateral veins 3-5 pairs, lowermost pair arising 5-8 mm from base, other pairs arising from above middle of blade, base broadly cuneate or slightly rounded, apex acute or ± acuminate. Fruiting inflorescences umbellate, solitary or 2-fascicled; peduncle stout and short, ca. 2 mm, glabrous. Fruits 5 or 6 per inflorescence, ellipsoid, 5-6(-11) × 4-5(-9) mm, glabrous; fruiting pedicel 5-15 mm, thickened at apex, puberulent; perianth tube discoid. Fr. Nov-Dec.

● Dense forests on mountain slopes; 1200-1800 m. Guizhou, SW Hunan (Xinning), Sichuan, Yunnan.


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