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53. Litsea greenmaniana C. K. Allen, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 25: 394. 1938.

华南木姜子 hua nan mu jiang zi

Litsea greenmaniana var. angustifolia Yen C. Yang & P. H. Huang.

Evergreen small trees, 6-8 m tall. Young branchlets pubescent and becoming glabrous. Leaves alternate; petiole 0.5-1.3 cm, pubescent and becoming subglabrous; leaf blade elliptic, lanceolate, or suboblanceolate, 4-13.5 × 0.7-3.5 cm, glabrous on both surfaces and glaucous abaxially, lateral veins ca. 10 pairs, conspicuously reticulate-veined abaxially, base cuneate, apex acuminate or falcate-acute. Umbels 1-4 clustered on short branchlets, 3- or 4-flowered per male umbel; peduncle 3-4 mm, pubescent. Male flowers: pedicel short; perianth segments 6, yellow, ovate or elliptic; fertile stamens 9; filaments villous, of 3rd whorls each with 2 sessile cordate glands at base; rudimentary pistil small, glabrous. Fruit ellipsoid, ca. 13 × 8 mm, seated on cup-shaped perianth tube; fruiting pedicel ca. 3 mm. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Dec-Mar of next year.

● Weed-tree forests in valleys, dense forests on mountain slopes; below 1200 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, S Jiangxi (Quannan).


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