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Neolitsea hsiangkweiensis

Description from Flora of China

Trees, up to 22 m tall. Young branchlets and petioles densely ferruginous-yellow tomentose and becoming glabrate. Leaves 6-8 clustered toward apex of branchlet, subverticillate; petiole ca. 5 mm; leaf blade oblong or obovate-oblong, 10-12 × 2.5-4 cm, densely ferruginous-yellow tomentose abaxially and becoming glabrate, glabrous and shiny adaxially, triplinerved, lateral veins 4-6 pairs, lowermost pair arising ca. 1 cm from base, other pairs arising from middle or above middle of blade, base broadly cuneate, apex shortly acuminate or abruptly acute. Umbels 7- or 8-fascicled, sessile, male umbel 5-flowered. Perianth segments 4, ovate. Male flowers: fertile stamens 6; filaments glabrous, of 3rd whorls each with 2 sessile small glands at base; rudimentary pistil lacking. Fruit globose, ca. 1 cm in diam., seated on small discoid perianth tube; fruiting pedicel ca. 5 mm. Fl. Feb-Mar, fr. Oct-Nov.

● Dense forests on mountains, mountains of calcareous rock; 800-1000 m. W Guangxi, W Hunan.


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