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31. Litsea beilschmiediifolia H. W. Li, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 16(4): 50. 1978.

琼楠叶木姜子 qiong nan ye mu jiang zi

Evergreen trees, 15-25 m tall, ca. 20 cm d.b.h. Young branchlets yellow-brown sericeous-pubescent. Leaves alternate; petiole ca. 2 cm, gray-yellow puberulent when young and becoming glabrous; leaf blade elliptic, 10.5-14 × 3.5-5 cm, glabrous, conspicuously foveolate on both surfaces and glaucous abaxially, pinninerved, lateral veins 6-8 pairs, prominent on both surfaces, base falcate-curved, apex long caudate-acute. Umbels 2-4-clustered on short branch, 5- or 6-flowered; short branch ca. 5 mm; peduncle 6-10 mm, puberulent. Male flowers: perianth segments 6, ovate-rounded; fertile stamens 9; filaments gray-yellow pubescent, of 3rd whorls each with 2 sessile rounded glands at base; rudimentary pistil lacking. Fruit globose, ca. 1.5 cm in diam., black at maturity; fruiting pedicel ca. 1 cm, gray-yellow puberulent when young and becoming glabrous, gradually thickened toward apex. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Sep-Oct.

● Moist areas of sparse forests on mountains; 1700-1900 m. SE Yunnan.


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