Litsea hupehana is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing up to 10 metres tall with a bole up to 20cm in diameter[
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)[
E. Asia - southern central China (eastern Sichuan, western Hubei).
Broad-leaved forests on mountain slopes; at elevations from 800 - 1,400 metres[
The leaves are usd in the treatment of diarrhoea[