Neolitsea ellipsoidea is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 30 metres tall. The bole can be around 200cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for commercial use of its wood. It is also a source of oil.
Neolitsea ellipsoidea 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(2018)[
E. Asia - southern China (Hainan), Vietnam
Forest margins, roadsides, sparse forests on mountains, mixed forests; at elevations from 700 - 1,000 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
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The seed core contains around 60% oil[
]. No uses are given.
The wood is light in weight and relatively easy to work; it is used for making furniture, musical instruments, plywood, decorative veneer, etc[
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