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Litsea hunanensis

Description from Flora of China

Evergreen small trees, ca. 5 m tall. Branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate; petiole 5-6 mm, glabrous; leaf blade obovate-lanceolate or lanceolate, 5-7 × 1-2.5 cm, glabrous on both surfaces and glaucous abaxially, pinninerved, lateral veins 6-9 pairs, conspicuously reticulate-veined on both surfaces, base cuneate or acute, apex abruptly acute or acuminate. Fruiting inflorescences umbellate, axillary at apex of branchlet; peduncle nearly absent; bracts persistent at fruiting. Fruit ellipsoid, ca. 11 × 6-7 mm, seated on discoid perianth tube; fruiting pedicel 1-2 mm, thickened, gray-yellow pubescent. Fr. Apr-May.

● Dense forests on mountains. S Hunan.


 

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