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34. Litsea albescens (J. D. Hooker) D. G. Long, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 41: 508. 1984.

白叶木姜子 bai ye mu jiang zi

Litsea oblonga (Nees) J. D. Hooker var. albescens J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 5: 169. 1886.

Evergreen shrubs or small trees, up to 6 m tall. Branchlets brown when dry, almost smooth, gray appressed pubescent. Leaves alternate; petiole 4-6 mm; leaf blade elliptic-lanceolate, 10-17 × 2.5-4.5 cm, abaxially glaucous and glabrous or pubescent along veins, adaxially brownish green and glabrous, lateral veins 7-9 pairs, somewhat or conspicuously impressed adaxially but elevated abaxially, base cuneate, apex acuminate. Umbels axillary, ca. 3 mm in diam., 3-6-flowered when in bud, racemosely arranged in an axillary short shoot of 8-12 mm; peduncle 2-8 mm, slender, pubescent. Flowers unknown. Fruit oblong-ellipsoid, 17-23 × 9-10 mm, on shallow entire perianth cup 6-7 mm across; fruiting pedicel thick, 4-7 mm. Fr. Nov-Dec.

Evergreen broad-leaved forests; 1500-2000 m. SE Xizang [Bhutan, India (Darjeeling, Sikkim)].


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