Litsea rotundifolia

Species: Litsea rotundifolia 

English Name: Oblong-leaf Litsea

Chinese Name: 豺皮木薑子、圓葉木薑子

Family: Lauraceae


Evergreen shrubs or small trees, up to 3 m tall. Branchlets glabrous or subglabrous. Leaves scattered; petiole 3-10 mm, pubescent when young and becoming glabrous; leaf blade broadly ovate-rounded, rotund, ovate, or ovate-oblong, glabrous on both surfaces and glaucous abaxially, pinninerved, lateral veins 3 or 4 pairs, base rotund, rounded, obtuse, or cuneate, apex obtuse-rounded, acuminate, or shortly acuminate. Umbels often in cluster of 3, axillary, almost sessile, 3- or 4-flowered. Male flowers subsessile; perianth segments 6, obovate-rounded, unequal in size; filaments pilose, of 3rd whorls each with 2 rounded small glands at base; rudimentary pistil glabrous. Fruit globose, ca. 6 mm in diam., subsessile, gray-blue-black at maturity. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Sep-Nov.

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Wu ZY, Raven PH, Hong DY (eds) (2011) Flora of China. Vol. 19 (Cucurbitaceae through Valerianaceae, with Annonaceae and Berberidaceae). Science Press, Beijing, and Missouri Bot Garden Press, St. Louis