The authenticity of this name is still in question. It is listed in IPNI in the form given above. Tropicos database lists the plant (but omits 'Miq.' From the citation), but does not recognise the publication in which the name was published. The name also appears in 'A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar', published by the Smithsonian Institute in 2003, though they cite different authors for the name.
It appears to be very close to Litsea garciae[
Cylicodaphne sebifera Blume
Lepidadenia wightiana Nees
Litsea roxburghii Hassk. ex Backer
Litsea sebifera Blume
Litsea wightiana (Nees) Benth. & Hook.
Malapoenna macrantha (Wall.) Kuntze
Tetranthera calophylla Miq.
Tetranthera macrantha Wall.
Tetranthera roxburghii Hassk.
Litsea calophylla is an evergreen tree growing up to 20 metres tall. The bole can be 42cm in diameter[
The plant is cultivated for its fruit, especially in Indonesia[
Southeast Asia - Indonesia.
Not known in a truly wild situation
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The flowers of this species are functionally hermaphrodite[
]. Fleshy. The depressed-globose fruit is 2 - 3cm in diameter, containing a large seed 1 - 2cm long[
An oil extracted from the seeds, is used for making candles[
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