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Litsea akoensis Hay.


Description from Flora of China

Evergreen small trees. Young branchlets densely brown pubescent. Leaves alternate; petiole 1-1.5 cm, pubescent or hirsute; leaf blade oblong-obovate, long elliptic, elliptic, or lanceolate, rarely oblanceolate, 5-15 × 2-4 cm, along veins pubescent or hirsute abaxially, glabrous or only base of midrib pubescent adaxially, pinninerved, lateral veins 5-8 pairs, conspicuously reticulate-veined abaxially, base cuneate, apex obtuse or obtuse-acute. Umbels in cluster of 2 or 3 or solitary, axillary, 4- or 5-flowered; peduncles 6-15 mm, pubescent or hirsute. Male flowers: pedicels short, pubescent or hirsute; perianth segments 5 or 6, sometimes 7 or 8, ovate; fertile stamens 9-16, exserted; filaments pubescent or hirsute, of 3rd and 4th whorls each with 2 shortly stipitate cordate glands at base; rudimentary pistil small or lacking. Fruit oblong, ca. 10 × 6 mm, seated on cup-shaped perianth tube. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Mar-Apr.

● Evergreen broad-leaved forests; below 500 m. Taiwan.


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