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22a. Litsea coreana var. coreana

朝鲜木姜子(原变种) chao xian mu jiang zi (yuan bian zhong)

Actinodaphne lancifolia (Siebold & Zuccarini) Meisner; Daphnidium lancifolium Siebold & Zuccarini; Iozoste lancifolia (Siebold & Zuccarini) Blume; Litsea orientalis C. E. Chang; L. zuccarinii Kostermans.

Branchlets glabrous. Petiole 6-16 mm, glabrous; leaf blade obovate-elliptic or obovate-lanceolate, glabrous on both surfaces and glaucous abaxially, apex obtuse-acuminate.

Evergreen broad-leaved forests. C Taiwan [Korea, Japan].

This species was long known as Actinodaphne lancifolia. However, the species is characterized by scattered leaves, sessile umbels, and persistent bracts, and so does not belong in Actinodaphne.

The wood is used for construction, tools, musical instruments, etc.


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