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Neolitsea ovatifolia

Description from Flora of China

Neolitsea ovatifolia var. puberula Yen C. Yang & P. H. Huang; N. phanerophlebia Merrill f. glabra H. Liu.

Shrubs. Branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate or clustered toward apex of branchlet; petiole 8-10(-15) mm, slightly flat, glabrous; leaf blade glaucous abaxially, ovate, 4-6(-8.5) × 2-2.5(-4) cm, glabrous and distinctly foveolate on both surfaces, triplinerved, lateral veins 4 or 5 pairs, lowermost pair arising ca. 2 mm from base, other pairs arising from middle or below middle of blade, base obtusely rounded to cuneate, apex acuminate. Umbels solitary or 3- or 4-fascicled, 5-flowered; peduncle very short or lacking. Pedicel sericeous-pubescent. Perianth segments 4, elliptic. Male flowers: fertile stamens 6; filaments glabrous, of 3rd whorls each with 2 sessile rounded small glands at base; rudimentary pistil glabrous; style glabrous. Fruit globose or subglobose, ca. 10 mm in diam., glabrous; fruiting pedicel 5-8 mm, very stout, glabrous. Fr. Aug.

● Sparse forests in valleys. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, SE Yunnan.


 

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