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Litsea yaoshanensis Yang et P. H. Huang


Description from Flora of China

Evergreen shrubs. Branchlets covered with dense gray-yellow pubescence. Leaves alternate; petiole 3-7 mm, densely hairy like branchlets; leaf blade lanceolate or oblanceolate, 5-11.5 × 1-2.5 cm, gray-yellow pubescent and along veins villous abaxially, glabrous adaxially, except for hairy midrib, pinninerved, lateral veins 8-10 pairs, conspicuously reticulate-veined abaxially, slightly prominent or prominent adaxially, base attenuate or slightly obtuse, apex attenuate. Umbel solitary in leaf axils toward apex of branchlet, male umbel 5-flowered; peduncle ca. 3 mm, pubescent. Male flowers: pedicel 1.5-2 mm, pubescent; perianth segments 6, ovate; fertile stamens 9; filaments pubescent below middle, of 3rd whorls each with 2 rounded-cordate small glands at base; rudimentary pistil lacking. Fruit ellipsoid, ca. 8 × 5 mm at immaturity, seated on cup-shaped perianth tube; fruiting pedicel ca. 2 mm, pubescent. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Jan-Feb.

● Thickets on mountain slopes; ca. 200 m. N Guangxi.


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