Litsea brevipetiolata Lecomte
Litsea multiumbellata Lecomte
Litsea verticillata is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing from 2 - 12 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of fuel.
E. Asia - southern China, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam.
Valleys, streamsides, thickets, weed-tree forests; at elevations below 1,300 metres in southern China[
]. Occasionally by streams in dry evergreen forest, tropical rain forest and lower montane forest; 350 - 1,200 metres[
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This species coppices well, having a strong capacity for sprouting[
The roots and leaves are used in the treatment of rheumatism and for relieving menstrual cramping and soreness[
]. The leaves are also applied to fractured bones and snake bites[
The wood is relatively hard and is used for fuel[
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