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17. Neolitsea tomentosa H. W. Li, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 16(4): 41. 1978.

绒毛新木姜子 rong mao xin mu jiang zi

Small trees, 3-5 m tall. Young branchlets and petioles densely yellow-brown tomentose. Leaves alternate or often 3-5-verticillate at apex of branchlet; petiole 1-2 cm; leaf blade oblong or rotund-oblanceolate, 16.5-28 × 5-7.5 cm, densely yellow-brown tomentose abaxially, shiny and along veins yellow-brown tomentose adaxially, triplinerved, lateral veins 4 pairs, lowermost pair arising 5-15 mm from base, with numerous slightly conspicuous veinlets at one side near margin, base broadly cuneate or rotund, apex caudate-acuminate with acute acumen. Umbels 4-6-fascicled in leaf axils, 5-flowered. Pedicel ca. 1 mm. Perianth segments 4, ovate. Male flowers: fertile stamens 6; filaments pubescent, of 3rd whorls each with 2 stipitate rounded-cordate glands at base; rudimentary pistil ellipsoid, glabrous. Fruit ovoid, ca. 10 × 8 mm, apiculate at apex; fruiting pedicel 5-6 mm, densely tomentose. Fr. Sep.

● Dense forests in valleys or on mountains; 1400-1700 m. SE Yunnan.


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