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Litsea honghoensis Liou


Description from Flora of China

Litsea wenshanensis Hu.

Evergreen trees up to 10 m tall, ca. 30 cm d.b.h. Branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate or clustered at apex of branchlet; petiole 1-1.5 cm, glabrous; leaf blade long elliptic to obovate-lanceolate, 10-19 × 2-6 cm, glaucous and glabrous or along veins hairy abaxially, glabrous adaxially, pinninerved, lateral veins 7-10 pairs, base cuneate, apex acuminate to acute. Umbels solitary or clustered, axillary, male umbel 3-5-flowered; peduncle 8-12 mm, glabrous. Pedicel ca. 2 mm, pubescent. Perianth segments 6, rounded. Male flowers: fertile stamens 9; filaments glabrous, of 3rd whorls each with 2 sessile large long ellipsoid glands at base; rudimentary pistil glabrous. Fruit globose, 2-3 cm in diam.; fruiting pedicel ca. 3 mm, slightly stout, somewhat thickened at apex; perianth segments persistent; infructescence peduncles ± hairy. Fl. Feb-Mar, fr. Aug-Sep.

● Forests in valleys; 1300-2200 m. S and SE Yunnan.


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