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Litsea chinpingensis Yang et P. H. Huang


Description from Flora of China

Evergreen trees, 10-20 m tall, ca. 20 cm d.b.h. Young branchlets puberulent and becoming glabrous. Leaves alternate; petiole 1-1.8 cm, furrowed, glabrous; leaf blade lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, 8-17 × 2.2-4.2 cm, glabrous on both surfaces, pinninerved, lateral veins 7-11 pairs, conspicuously reticulate-veined on both surfaces, base cuneate, apex acuminate or shortly acute. Umbels in cluster of 3 or 4 on short branchlets, axillary, 4- or 5-flowered; peduncle ca. 8 mm, sparsely pubescent. Female flowers: perianth segments 6, ovate or ovate-rounded; staminodes 9-12; filaments pubescent at base, of 3rd or 4th whorls each with 2 subsessile triangular large glands at base; ovary ovoid-rounded; style stout, short; stigma large, peltate, glabrous. Fruit ellipsoid, ca. 2.2 × 1.5 cm, seated on discoid perianth tube; fruiting pedicel 1.6-2.5 cm, stout. Fr. Aug-Sep.

● Moist broad-leaved forests; 1500-2100 m. NW and S Yunnan.


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