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10. Cinnamomum illicioides A. Chevalier, Bull. Écon. Indochine, n.s. 21: 855. 1918.

八角樟 ba jiao zhang

Trees, 5-18 m tall, up to 90 cm d.b.h.; corona globose. Bark brown, longitudinally deeply fissured. Young branchlets greenish; old branchlets terete, black-gray. Leaves alternate; petiole 1.3-2 cm; leaf blade brownish and opaque abaxially, greenish and shiny adaxially, ovate or narrowly ovate-elliptic, 6-11 × (2.5-)3-6 cm, subleathery, pinninerved, lateral veins 3-5 pairs, ascendant but curved near leaf margin, lateral veins and midrib elevated on both surfaces, axils of lateral veins always conspicuously dome-shaped abaxially, transverse veins and veinlets reticulate, inconspicuously foveolate on both surfaces, base broadly cuneate to subrounded, apex acute or shortly acuminate. Flowers unknown. Infructescence paniculate, axillary or subterminal, 6.5-7 cm; peduncle robust, ca. 2.5 cm, peduncle and rachis yellowish brown villous. Fruit purple-black, obovoid, ca. 2 cm; perianth cup in fruit green, campanulate, 1.2-1.8 cm long and broad. Fr. Jun-Jul.

Dense forests, valley forests; ca. 800 m. Guangxi, Hainan [N Thailand, N Vietnam].


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