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Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C. B. Rob.


Description from Flora of China

Evergreen or deciduous trees, 3-15 m tall. Young branchlets gray-yellow tomentose. Leaves alternate; petiole 1-2.6 cm, gray-yellow tomentose; leaf blade obovate, obovate-oblong, or elliptic-lanceolate, 3.5-10(-26) × 1.5-11 cm, tomentose on both surfaces when young, tomentose or subglabrous abaxially and only midrib slightly tomentose adaxially when old, pinninerved, lateral veins 5-12 pairs, base cuneate, obtuse, or rotund, apex obtuse or rounded. Umbels solitary or several on short branchlets, few flowered; short branchlets 2-4 cm or more; peduncle 1-1.5 cm. Male flowers: pedicel tomentose; perianth segments imperfect or lacking; fertile stamens often 15 or more; filaments pubescent, of 3rd each with 2 long stipitate glands at base; rudimentary pistil glabrous. Fruit globose, 5-7 mm in diam.; fruiting pedicel 3-6 mm, slightly thickened at apex. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Sep-Oct.

Forest margins, streamsides, sparse forests or thickets; 500-1900 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, S Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam].


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