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Neolitsea longipedicellata

Description from Flora of China

Trees, up to 11 m tall. Young branchlets and petioles appressed puberulent and becoming glabrous. Leaves alternate or subverticillate; petiole 1-1.2 cm, flat; leaf blade ovate or oblong, 5-8.5 × 2-3.5 cm, glaucous, appressed puberulent, and becoming glabrous abaxially, glabrous adaxially, triplinerved, lateral veins 2 or 3 pairs, lowermost pair arising 2-3 mm from base, other pairs arising from above middle of blade, base rounded or rotund, apex shortly caudate or acuminate. Umbels axillary or lateral, male umbel 5-flowered. Pedicel sericeous-villous. Perianth segments 4, ovate. Male flowers: fertile stamens 6; filaments pubescent at base, of 3rd whorls each with 2 peltate stipitate glands at base; rudimentary pistil ovoid, glabrous. Fruit globose, ca. 8 mm in diam., black at maturity, seated on shallowly small discoid perianth tube; fruiting pedicel 1.5-2 cm. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. Nov.

● Dense forests in valleys, roadsides on mountains; ca. 1500 m. N Guangxi.


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