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Litsea lancilimba Merr.


Description from Flora of China

Evergreen trees, up to 20 m tall, to 60 cm d.b.h. Branchlets conspicuously angular, glabrous. Leaves alternate; petiole 1.6-3.5 cm, stout, glabrous; leaf blade lanceolate, 10-20(-50) × 3.5-5 cm, glabrous on both surfaces and glaucous abaxially, pinninerved, midrib conspicuously prominent on both surfaces, lateral veins 12-14 pairs, base cuneate, apex acute or acuminate. Umbels axillary, solitary, or in cluster of 2-4, 5-flowered; peduncle stout and short. Male flowers: pedicel ca. 4 mm, white pubescent; perianth segments 6, lanceolate; fertile stamens 9; filaments pubescent, of 3rd whorls each with 2 stipitate glands at base. Fruit oblong, 1.5-2.5 × 1-1.4 cm, seated on discoid perianth tube; fruiting pedicel 5-8 mm, stout. Fl. Jun, fr. Nov-Dec.

The wood is light and brash, but not fissile or resistant to borer insects, and is used for furniture and joinery parts. The seeds may be used for industrial oil.

Dense forests; 900-2500 m. S Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Hunan, SE Yunnan [Laos, Vietnam].


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