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Litsea kobuskiana Allen


Description from Flora of China

Eurya esquirolii H. Léveillé, Fl. Kouy-Tchéou, 414. 1914-1915; Litsea esquirolii (H. Léveillé) C. K. Allen (1936), not H. Léveillé (1911); L. faberi Hemsley var. ganchouensis H. Liu.

Evergreen small trees, 3-8 m tall, ca. 12 cm d.b.h. Young branchlets densely gray-yellow pilose. Leaves alternate; petiole 8-13 mm, gray-yellow villous; leaf blade lanceolate-elliptic, 6-10 × 1.2-2.5 cm, glaucous and pubescent abaxially, with pubescence denser along midrib, glabrous adaxially, pinninerved, lateral veins 5-8 pairs, conspicuously reticulate-veined adaxially, midrib slightly prominent abaxially, transverse veinlets inconspicuous abaxially, base cuneate, apex acuminate. Umbels 1-3, axillary in upper parts of branchlets, male umbel 3- or 4-flowered; peduncle ca. 2 mm, pubescent. Male flowers: pedicel short, densely pubescent; perianth segments 6; fertile stamens 9; filaments pubescent at base, of 3rd whorls each with 2 rounded glands at base; rudimentary pistil small. Fruit not seen. Fl. Aug.

● Dense forests on mountains; 800-1800 m. N Guangxi, S Guizhou.


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