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Litsea oligophlebia H. T. Chang


Description from Flora of China

Evergreen trees, ca. 13 m tall. Young branchlets densely yellow-brown pubescent. Leaves alternate; petiole 5-8 mm, yellow-brown villous; leaf blade oblanceolate or oblong-oblanceolate, 4-10 × 1-2.5 cm, pubescent abaxially, midrib near base pubescent adaxially, pinninerved, lateral veins 4 or 5 pairs, impressed abaxially, base cuneate, apex acuminate or acute. Umbels solitary or in cluster of 2-4, male umbel 5-flowered; peduncle lacking. Male flowers: pedicel short, pubescent; perianth segments 6, ovate-triangular; fertile stamens 9; filaments pilose at base, of 3rd whorls each with 2 stipitate peltate glands at base; rudimentary pistil lacking. Fruit ovoid-rounded, 5-7 × ca. 4 mm at immaturity, seated on discoid perianth tube; fruiting pedicel ca. 2 mm, pubescent. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. May-Jun.

● Sparse forests in valleys; 200-300 m. S Guangxi.


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