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Useful Temperate Plants

Litsea coreana

H.Lév.

Lauraceae


This record includes the vars Litsea coreana var. lanuginosa (Migo) Yen C.Yang & P.H.Huang & Litsea coreana var. sinensis (C.K.Allen) Yen C.Yang & P.H.Huang

+ Synonyms

Actinodaphne lancifolia (Siebold & Zuccarini) Meisner

Daphnidium lancifolium Siebold & Zuccarini

Iozoste lancifolia (Siebold & Zuccarini) Blume

Litsea orientalis C. E. Chang

Litsea zuccarinii Kostermans

Actinodaphne lancifolia sinensis C. K. Allen

Iozoste hirtipes Migo

Iozoste hirtipes lanuginosa Migo

Common Name:

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General Information

Litsea coreana is an evergreen trees growing around 8 - 15 metres tall with a bole 30 - 40 cm 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 medcine and source of wood.

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 - central and southern China, Japan, Korea

Habitat

Evergreen broad-leaved forests, weed-tree forests; at elevations from 300 - 2,300 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.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height12.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The roots are used medicinally for curing stomach pain[
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.
]. (var sinensis)
The bark is used for treating stomach distension[
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
 
]. (var sinensis)

The roots are used for treating oedema[
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
 
]. (var lanuginosa)
The leaves are used for treating sunstroke, stomach distension, diarrhoea, as well as for lowering blood fat levels[
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
 
]. (var lanuginosa)

Other Uses

The wood is used for construction, tools, musical instruments, 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.
]. (var coreana)

Propagation

Seed -
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