Benzoin glaucum Siebold & Zucc.
Lindera glauca is a deciduous shrub or small tree growing up to 8 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber, oil and medicinal uses,
E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Vietnam.
Forests, roadsides on mountain slopes; at elevations below 900 metres in China[
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The fruits are used as a substitute for pepper[
The dried, powdered leaves are mixed into noodles and dumplings as a flavouring[
The roots, branchlets, leaves, and fruit are used medicinally[
An essential oil is obtained from the leaves and pericarp[
]. It is used in the manufacture of incense and joss sticks[
An oil obtained from the seed is used for making soap and lubricating oil[
The wood is used in woodwork[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe. The seed has a short viability and should not be allowed to dry out[
]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on until large enough to plant out.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood in a frame[
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