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2. Neolitsea wushanica (Chun) Merrill, Sunyatsenia. 3: 250. 1937.

巫山新木姜子 wu shan xin mu jiang zi

Small trees, 4-10 m tall. Branchlets glabrous or pubescent. Leaves alternate or clustered toward apex of branchlet; petiole 8-15 mm, glabrous or pubescent; leaf blade elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, 5-9 × 1.7-3.5 cm, glabrous on both surfaces, glaucous abaxially, pinninerved or sometimes subtriplinerved, lateral veins 8-12 pairs, base somewhat acuminate, apex acute or subacuminate. Umbels axillary or lateral, sessile, 5-flowered. Pedicel sericeous-pubescent. Perianth segments 4. Male flowers: fertile stamens 6; filaments glabrous, of 3rd whorls each with 2 small glands at base; rudimentary pistil small, glabrous. Fruit globose or ellipsoid, 5-7 mm in diam., seated on shallowly discoid perianth tube, purple-black at maturity; fruiting pedicel slightly thickened at apex.

● Mountain slopes, forest margins, mixed forests, dense forests; 400-1500 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guizhou, Hubei, SW Hunan, Shaanxi, Sichuan, NE Yunnan.

1 Young branchlets and petioles glabrous; petiole more than 1 cm; fruit globose, 6-7 mm in diam..   2a var. wushanica
+ Young branchlets and petioles pubescent; petiole less than 1 cm; fruit ellipsoid, 8-9 × 5-6 mm.   2b var. pubens

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