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Litsea pittosporifolia

Description from Flora of China

Evergreen shrubs, 1.5-3 m tall. Branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate; petiole 3-8 mm, glabrous; leaf blade elliptic or obovate, 4-7.5 × 2-3.8 cm, glabrous on both surfaces, pinninerved, lateral veins 7-10 pairs, from midrib extending 60°, vanishing near margin, base cuneate or rounded-obtuse, apex rounded-obtuse. Umbels axillary at apex of branchlet, solitary or in cluster of 2 or 3, 3-flowered; peduncle very short. Male flowers: pedicel short, pubescent; perianth segments 6, ovate; fertile stamens 9; filaments pubescent, of 3rd whorls each with 2 sessile reniform glands at base; rudimentary pistil lacking. Fruit ellipsoid, 11-14 × 5-6 mm, seated on cup-shaped perianth tube; fruiting pedicel ca. 4 mm, pubescent. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Mar-Apr.

● Moist areas of dense forests in valleys; 800-900 m. W Guangdong (Dinghu Shan).


 

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