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Neolitsea brevipes

Description from Flora of China

Small trees, 4-10 m tall. Young branchlets and petioles densely brown pubescent. Leaves alternate or 3-5 clustered at apex of branchlet; petiole 5-8 mm; leaf blade elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, 6-12 × 2-4 cm, glaucous and gray-yellow pubescent when young abaxially, glabrous adaxially, except midrib puberulent, triplinerved, lateral veins 3 or 4 pairs, lowermost pair arising 3-6 mm from base, other pairs arising from above middle of blade, apex caudate-acuminate. Umbels solitary or fascicled, sessile, 5-flowered. Pedicel 1-1.5 mm, pubescent. Perianth segments 4, ovate. Male flowers: fertile stamens 6; filaments glabrous, of 3rd whorls each with 2 stipitate rounded-cordate glands at base; rudimentary pistil lacking. Fruit globose, ca. 6 mm in diam., seated on flat discoid perianth tube; fruiting pedicel 3-5 mm. Fl. Dec-Jan, fr. Sep-Nov.

Streamsides on mountains, thickets, sparse forests, evergreen broad-leaved forests; 1300-1700 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, SE Yunnan [India, Nepal].


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