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16. Neolitsea villosa (Blume) Merrill, Philipp. J. Sci. C 4: 261. 1909.

兰屿新木姜子 lan yu xin mu jiang zi

Litsea villosa Blume, Mus. Bot. 1: 349. 1851; L. kotoensis (Hayata) Kanehira; Neolitsea kotoensis (Hayata) Kanehira & Sasaki; Tetradenia hayatae Nemoto; T. kotoensis Hayata.

Trees. Young branchlets densely yellow-brown pubescent. Leaves alternate or clustered toward apex of branchlet, subverticillate; petiole 8-12 mm, densely yellow-brown pubescent; leaf blade ovate-oblong or oblong, 8-20 × 3-4.5 cm, glaucous and gray pubescent abaxially, with pubescence denser along midrib, glabrous and shiny adaxially, triplinerved, lateral veins 3 or 4 pairs, lowermost pair arising 3-5 mm from base, obliquely extending to mid-blade, vanishing near margin, other pairs arising from above middle of leaf. Fruit ellipsoid, ca. 12 mm; fruiting pedicel ca. 7 mm. Fr. Jun-Jul.

● Broad-leaved forests. Taiwan.

This species was treated in FRPS (31: 356. 1982) as Neolitsea kotoensis. However, the original description and type material of Tetradenia kotoensis show its characters to be quite similar to those of N. villosa, and so the two entities are here treated as conspecific.


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