Litsea glutinosa Lour CBV Robinson

[From Chinese, litse = Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C. BV. Robinson and from Latin, glutinis = glue]

Physical description: Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C.BV. Robinson is a tropical tree, which grows to a size of 15 m by 90 cm, that is native to tropical Asia. The young stems are tomen-tose and yellowish. Leaves: simple, stipulate and smelly. The blade is 7cm-16cm x 3.5cm-8cm, elliptic-oblong, glaucous and yellowish, hairy underneath, hairy on midrib and shows 8-10 pairs of secondary nerves. The apex of the blade is blunt and the base is cuneate. The inflorescences are axillary and 7 mm long umbellules.The fruits are globose, black, glossy and large drupes of 2.5 cm in diameter, obconic, succulent and persistant corolla cups (Fig. 22).

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