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26. Neolitsea zeylanica (Nees & T. Nees) Merrill, Philipp. J. Sci. 1(Suppl. 1): 57. 1906.

南亚新木姜子 nan ya xin mu jiang zi

Litsea zeylanica Nees & T. Nees, Cinnam. Disp. [Amoen. Bot. Bonn. Fasc. 1:] 58. 1823; Tetradenia zeylanica (Nees & T. Nees) Nees.

Trees, up to 20 m tall. Young branchlets yellow puberulent and becoming glabrous. Leaves alternate or clustered toward apex of branchlet; petiole 1-1.5 cm, yellow pubescent when young; leaf blade ovate-oblong or oblong, 7-11 × 2.5-4 cm, glaucous, yellow pubescent along midrib, and becoming glabrous abaxially, shiny and glabrous adaxially, triplinerved, lateral veins 3 or 4 pairs, lowermost pair arising 5-8 mm from base, other pairs arising from above middle or middle of blade, base cuneate, slightly decurrent, apex narrowly acuminate. Umbels axillary, subsessile, 4- or 5-flowered. Pedicel ca. 2 mm, pubescent. Perianth segments 4. Male flowers: fertile stamens 6; filaments villous, of 3rd whorls each with 2 rounded small glands; rudimentary pistil small; style villous. Fruit subglobose, 6-7 mm in diam., seated on small nearly flat perianth tube; fruiting pedicel 4-5 mm. Fl. Oct-Nov, fr. Oct-Dec.

Forests, thickets; 700-1000 m. S Guangxi [India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, and probably elsewhere in SE Asia; Australia].


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