Litsea auriculata is a deciduous tree growing 10 - 20 metres tall with a bole that can be 40 - 60cm in diameter[
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)[
E. Asia - eastern China (southern Anhui, Zhejiang)
Deciduous or mixed forest in mountain valleys; at elevations from 500 - 1,100 metres[
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The fruits are used for expelling parasites, treating teniasis and enterobiasis[
The leaves are used for relieving pain and treating traumatic injury[
The root bark, leaves, and fruits are used medicinally[
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The wood is yellow, heavy, and dense, and is used for making furniture, etc[