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15a. Litsea glutinosa var. glutinosa

潺槁木姜子(原变种) chan gao mu jiang zi (yuan bian zhong)

Sebifera glutinosa Loureiro, Fl. Cochinch. 2: 638. 1790; Litsea sebifera Persoon.

Leaf blade larger, 6.5-26 × 5-11 cm, lateral veins 8-12 pairs. Fruit ca. 7 mm in diam.; fruiting pedicel 5-6 mm.

Forest margins, streamsides, sparse forests or thickets on mountains; 500-1900 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, S Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Nepal, Philippines, Vietnam].

The wood is yellow-brown, slightly hard, and used for making furniture. The bark and wood contain gluten and may be used as binders. The seed core contains ca. 50% of oil, which is used to make soap. The root bark and leaves are used medicinally to reduce fever, reduce swelling, and treat diarrhea; they also may be used for treating furunculosis.


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