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37. Litsea szemaois (H. Liu) J. Li & H. W. Li, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 28: 105. 2006.

思茅木姜子 si mao mu jiang zi

Litsea pierrei Lecomte var. szemaois H. Liu, Laurac. Chine & Indochine, 174. 1932 ["szemois"]; L. baviensis Lecomte var. szemaois (H. Liu) C. K. Allen.

Evergreen trees, 6-25 m tall, 17-30 cm d.b.h. Branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate; petiole 2-3 cm, glabrous; leaf blade elliptic or oblong-elliptic, rarely ovate-oblong, 10-21 × 3-5 cm, glabrous on both surfaces, lateral veins 7-9 pairs, base and apex attenuate. Umbels 3-5 in racemes on short branchlets, 4- or 5-flowered; short branchlets 2-3 cm; peduncle 3-4 mm, pubescent. Male flowers: pedicel pubescent; perianth segments 6, lanceolate or oblanceolate to oblong; fertile stamens 9; filaments long exserted, yellow-brown pubescent, of 3rd whorls each with 2 shortly stipitate rounded glands at base; rudimentary pistil yellow-brown pubescent. Fruit globose or compressed globose, ca. 1.5 cm in diam., seated on cup-shaped perianth tube; tube thin, truncate at apex; fruiting pedicel ca. 1 cm, stout, glabrous. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Oct-Nov.

● Broad-leaved forests; 800-1500 m. S Yunnan.


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