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10a. Neolitsea aurata var. aurata

新木姜子(原变种) xin mu jiang zi (yuan bian zhong)

Litsea aurata Hayata, J. Coll. Sci. Imp. Univ. Tokyo 30(1): 246. 1911; Neolitsea aurata f. glabrescens H. Liu; N. kwangtungensis Hung T. Chang; N. sericea (Blume) Koidzumi var. aurata (Hayata) Hatusima; Tetradenia aurata (Hayata) Hayata.

Young branchlets and petioles ferruginous pubescent. Leaf blade oblong, elliptic, oblong-lanceolate, or oblong-obovate, 8-14 × 2.5-4 cm, densely golden yellow sericeous abaxially when young. Fl. Feb-Mar, fr. Sep-Oct.

Forest margins on mountain slopes, weed-tree forests; 500-1700 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan [Japan].

The roots are used medicinally for treating stomach pain and edema.


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