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27. Litsea coelestis H. P. Tsui, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 16: 34. 1994.

蓝叶木姜子 lan ye mu jiang zi

Evergreen trees, ca. 10 m tall. Branchlets brown tomentose when young, gradually becoming sparsely so. Leaves alternate; petiole 1-2 cm, with dense black-brown pubescence; leaf blade blue-green abaxially, long elliptic, long ovate, or obovate-lanceolate, 12-25 × 4-9 cm, brown pubescent abaxially, more densely so along veins, sparsely brown pubescent adaxially, pinninerved, lateral veins 7-13 pairs, base cuneate or rotund, apex acuminate. Umbels few on axillary short branchlets, with dense brown pubescence, male umbel 4- or 5-flowered, female 12-flowered. Male flowers: perianth segments 6; stamens 9; filaments pilose, of 3rd whorls each with 2 stipitate glands at base. Female flowers: staminodes 9; ovary ellipsoid, glabrous. Fruit globose, ca. 7 mm in diam., black at maturity, seated on discoid perianth tube; fruiting pedicel 6-9 mm, with sparse brown pubescence.

● Evergreen broad-leaved forests; 800-2100 m. SE Xizang.


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