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Useful Temperate Plants

Litsea hupehana

Hemsl.

Lauraceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

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General Information

Litsea hupehana is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing up to 10 metres tall with a bole up to 20cm 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.
Litsea hupehana has a very wide distribution, large population, is not currently experiencing any major threats and no significant future threats have been identified. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2019)[
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.
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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 - southern central China (eastern Sichuan, western Hubei).

Habitat

Broad-leaved forests on mountain slopes; at elevations from 800 - 1,400 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

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height7.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are usd in the treatment of diarrhoea[
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
 
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2024-02-23. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Litsea+hupehana>

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