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36. Neolitsea chui Merrill, Lingnan Sci. J. 7: 306. 1931.

鸭公树 ya gong shu

Neolitsea subfoveolata Merrill.

Trees, 8-18 m tall, ca. 40 cm d.b.h., glabrous, except for pubescent inflorescence. Leaves alternate or clustered toward apex of branchlet; petiole 2-4 cm; leaf blade elliptic to oblong-elliptic or ovate-elliptic, 8-16 × 2.7-9 cm, glaucous abaxially, triplinerved, lateral veins 3-5 pairs, lowermost pair arising 2-5 mm from base, other pairs arising from middle or above middle of blade, base acute, apex acuminate. Umbels axillary or lateral, clustered, 5- or 6-flowered; peduncle very short or lacking. Pedicel 4-5 mm. Perianth segments 4, ovate or oblong. Male flowers: fertile stamens 6; filaments pubescent at base, of 3rd whorls each with 2 reniform glands at base; rudimentary pistil ovoid. Fruit ellipsoid or subglobose, ca. 10 × 8 mm; fruiting pedicel ca. 7 mm, slightly thickened. Fl. Sep-Oct, fr. Dec.

● Sparse forests in valleys or on hills; 500-1400 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi, SE Yunnan.

The seed core contains ca. 60% oil.


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