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Litsea garciae

Description from Flora of China

Cylicodaphne garciae (Vidal) Nakai; Lepidadenia kawakamii (Hayata) Masamune; Litsea kawakamii Hayata; Tetradenia kawakamii (Hayata) Nemoto.

Evergreen trees. Branchlets stout, subglabrous. Leaves alternate; petiole stout, 1.5-2.5 cm, furrowed, glabrous; leaf blade ovate-lanceolate or obovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, 25-40 × 6-15 cm, glabrous on both surfaces and glaucous abaxially, pinninerved, lateral veins 16-20 pairs, prominently reticulate-veined on both surfaces, base cuneate to narrowly cuneate, apex obtuse. Flowers in axillary umbels. Pedicel stout. Fruit compressed globose, ca. 2.2 × 3 cm, orange-red at maturity, seated on cup-shaped perianth tube; fruiting pedicel ca. 1.5 cm. Fr. Aug-Sep.

Evergreen broad-leaved forests. Taiwan [Philippines].


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