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38a. Lindera aggregata var. aggregata

乌药(原变种) wu yao (yuan bian zhong)

Laurus aggregata Sims, Bot. Mag. 51: t. 2497. 1824; Benzoin strychnifolium (Siebold & Zuccarini) Kuntze; Daphnidium strychnifolium Siebold & Zuccarini; Lindera eberhardtii Lecomte; L. strychnifolia (Siebold & Zuccarini) Fernández-Villar.

Young branchlets densely golden sericeous. Leaf blade broadly elliptic or subrounded, 2.7-5 × 1.5-4 cm, abaxial surface brown pubescent, later becoming somewhat laxly and black pubescent, caudate-acuminate at apex.

Sunny mountain slopes, valleys, sparse forests and thickets; 200-1000 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Taiwan, Zhejiang [Philippines, Vietnam].

The roots are used medicinally. The fruits, leaves, and roots may yield aromatic oil. The seeds are used for making agricultural medicine.


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