Actinodaphne pilosa

Species: Actinodaphne pilosa 

English Name: Pilose Actinodaphne

Chinese Name: 毛黃肉楠

Family: Lauraceae


Trees or shrubs, 4-12 m tall. Young branchlets, bud scales, young leaf blades on both surfaces, and petioles densely ferruginous tomentose. Leaves alternate or in clusters of 3-5; petiole stout, 1.5-3 cm; leaf blade obovate, rarely elliptic, 12-24 × 5-12 cm, pinninerved, lateral veins 5-7(-10) pairs, transverse veins conspicuous abaxially, base cuneate, apex abruptly acute. Umbels clustered in a panicle, 5-flowered; peduncle 1-2 cm. Pedicel ca. 4 mm. Perianth segments 6, elliptic, villous outside. Male flowers: fertile stamens 9; filaments villous, of 3rd whorls each with 2 sessile or shortly stipitate glands at base; rudimentary pistil small or lacking. Female flowers slightly smaller than male flowers; ovary villous; staminodes spatulate, villous at base. Fruit globose, 4-6 mm in diam., seated on subflat disciform perianth tube; fruiting pedicel 3-4 mm, pubescent. Fl. Aug-Dec, fr. Feb-Mar.


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Zhengyi, W., Raven, P.H., Deyuan, H. (2008). Flora of China, Volume 7: Menispermaceae through Capparaceae. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, USA.