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Useful Temperate Plants

Litsea auriculata

S.S.Chien & W.C.Cheng

Lauraceae

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General Information

Litsea auriculata is a deciduous tree growing 10 - 20 metres tall with a bole that can be 40 - 60cm in diameter[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
Litsea auriculata has a small range with a scattered distribution in a few mountain locations. There have been reports of population declines caused by large-scale logging and habitat degradation. The plant is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(1998)[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - eastern China (southern Anhui, Zhejiang)

Habitat

Deciduous or mixed forest in mountain valleys; at elevations from 500 - 1,100 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusNear Threatened
Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The fruits are used for expelling parasites, treating teniasis and enterobiasis[
2009
Title
The genus Litsea in traditional Chinese medicine: An ethnomedical, phytochemical and pharmacological review
Publication
Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 164, 22 April 2015, Pages 256-264
Author
Kong, D.-G., et al.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2015.02.020
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
0378-8741
Description
 
].

The leaves are used for relieving pain and treating traumatic injury[
2009
Title
The genus Litsea in traditional Chinese medicine: An ethnomedical, phytochemical and pharmacological review
Publication
Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 164, 22 April 2015, Pages 256-264
Author
Kong, D.-G., et al.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2015.02.020
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
0378-8741
Description
 
].

The root bark, leaves, and fruits are used medicinally[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
]. No further information.

Other Uses

The wood is yellow, heavy, and dense, and is used for making furniture, etc[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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