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Neolitsea aurata (Hay.) Kofdz.


Description from Flora of China

Trees, up to 14 m tall, ca. 18 cm d.b.h. Young branchlets and petioles ferruginous or yellow-brown pubescent or glabrous. Leaves alternate or clustered toward apex of branchlet; petiole 8-12 mm; leaf blade oblong, elliptic, oblong-lanceolate, lanceolate, oblanceolate, or oblong-obovate, 8-14 × 2.5-4 cm, densely golden yellow sericeous or white, yellow, brown-yellow, or red-brown sericeous abaxially when young, glabrous adaxially, triplinerved, lateral veins 3 or 4 pairs, lowermost pair arising 2-3 mm from base, base cuneate or rotund, apex acuminate or falcate-acuminate. Umbels 3-5-fascicled toward apex of branchlet or internode, 5-flowered. Pedicel ca. 2 mm. Perianth segments 4, elliptic. Male flowers: fertile stamens 6; filaments pubescent at base, of 3rd whorls each with 2 stipitate glands at base; rudimentary pistil glabrous. Fruit ellipsoid, ca. 8 × 6 mm, seated on shallowly discoid perianth tube; fruiting pedicel 5-7 mm, pilose.

Neolitsea aurata is extremely variable in leaf shape and indumentum color.

Broad-leaved forests and forest margins on mountain slopes, weed-tree forests; 500-1900 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Japan].

生活型: 乔木, 灌木

栽培植物: 野生

特征: 灌木或小乔木;叶背面密生锈色绢毛,离基三出脉

花期: 2

果期: 8

生境: 生于鸡笼山林中

用途: 根入药,治气痛;叶背金艳,可作庭园绿化观赏

门中名: 种子植物门

亚门中名: 被子植物亚门

纲中名: 双子叶植物纲

中文别名: 新木姜


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