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65b. Litsea akoensis var. sasakii (Kamikoti) J. C. Liao, Taxon. Rev. Fam. Lauraceae Taiwan. 84. 1988.

浸水营木姜子 jin shui ying mu jiang zi

Litsea sasakii Kamikoti, Trans. Nat. Hist. Soc. Formosa 22: 412. 1932; Actinodaphne sasakii (Kamikoti) T. S. Liu & J. C. Liao; Fiwa sasakii (Kamikoti) Nakai; L. linii C. E. Chang.

Petiole 1-1.5 cm, hirsute; leaf blade elliptic, oblong, or lanceolate, rarely oblanceolate, 5-15 × 2-3.5 cm, along veins hirsute abaxially, glabrous adaxially. Peduncles of inflorescence 10-15 mm, hirsute. Male flowers: filaments hirsute; rudimentary pistil lacking.

● Evergreen broad-leaved forests; low to medium elevations. Taiwan.

Litsea linii and L. sasakii were treated in FRPS (31: 334-335. 1982) as insufficiently known species. However, the descriptions and type material show their characters to be quite similar to those of L. akoensis. They differ only in their hirsute indumentum and in lacking a rudimentary pistil, which are here considered differences justifying at most varietal rank.


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