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Neolitsea pinninervis

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or small trees, up to 12 m tall. Branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate or clustered at apex of branchlet, subverticillate; petiole to 2 cm, glabrous; leaf blade oblong or elliptic, 6.5-13 × 1-4.2 cm, thickly leathery, shiny, glabrous on both surfaces, pinninerved, lateral veins 7-9 pairs, transverse veins distinct abaxially, base cuneate or broadly cuneate, apex abruptly acute or falcate-acute. Umbels 2 or 3 in leaf axils, male umbel 5-flowered; peduncle 1-2 mm. Pedicel villous. Perianth segments 4, elliptic. Male flowers: fertile stamens 6-8; filaments covered with pubescence at base, of 3rd whorls each with 2 stipitate shield-shaped glands at base; rudimentary pistil ovoid; style pubescent. Fruit subglobose, ca. 6 mm in diam., black at maturity; fruiting pedicel 1-1.2 cm, pubescent or subglabrous, thickened at apex. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. Aug-Sep.

● Dense or sparse mountain forests, mountaintops; 700-1700 m. N Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan.


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