Benzoin levinei (Merr.) Chun ex H.Liu
Neolitsea chinensis (Gamble) Chun
Neolitsea lanuginosa chinensis Gamble
Neolitsea levinei is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 22 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
E. Asia - southern China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan)
Roadsides, watersides, dense forests in valleys; at elevations from 300 - 1,300 metres[
Neolitsea levinei is native to the warm temperate and subtropical climate of southern China. It is unlikely to be hardy outside the warmer regions of the temperate zone.
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The roots are used medicinally[
]. No further information is given.
An essential oil obtained from the plant has a rich, coarse aroma with a strong smell of camphor