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1a. Dodecadenia grandiflora var. grandiflora

单花木姜子(原变种) dan hua mu jiang zi (yuan bian zhong)

Actinodaphne monantha (Yen C. Yang & P. H. Huang) H. P. Tsui; Litsea monantha Yen C. Yang & P. H. Huang.

One-year-old branchlets covered with dense brown pubescence; two-year-old branchlets hairy. Ovary pubescent. Fr. Jul-Sep.

Weed-tree forests in valleys, mixed forests of coniferous and deciduous broad-leaved trees, Tsuga forests; 2000-2600 m. W Sichuan, SE Xizang, NW Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal].

The wood is soft, light, and used for making plywood, packaging material, mechanical models, agricultural tools, etc. The branchlets and leaves may be processed for their aromatic oil and are used as material for light industry. The seeds contain fat, which is used for making soap and lubricant.


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