Litsea cubeba

Litsea cubeba

  • Litsea cubeba
  • Litsea cubeba
  • Litsea cubeba
  • Litsea cubeba
  • Litsea cubeba
  • Litsea cubeba
  • Flower name
    Litsea cubeba
  • Scientific name
    Litsea cubeba
  • Aliasaromatic litsea, may chang
  • Place of originJapan, Taiwan, China and Indonesia
  • Place of floweringLow mountains
  • Flowering seasonFebruary, March

What is Litsea cubeba

Litsea cubeba or Aomoji (scientific name: Litsea cubeba) is native to Japan, Taiwan, China and Indonesia, and it is a deciduous small and tall tree of the famiky Lauraceae. In Japan, it grows in western Kyushu to Okinawa. Leaves are lanceolate and leaves behind powder white. Leaves and twigs have fragrances. Flowers bloom before the leaves develop. In the spring, spread the scattering inflorescence from the axilis and add 5 florets in the whole bract leaf pieces. In the summer, it makes spherical berries.

Common name: Litsea cubeba or Aomoji , Scientific name: Litsea cubeba , also known as aromatic litsea, may chang, Place of origin: Japan, Taiwan, China, Indonesia, distribution Distribution: Western Kyushu to Okinawa, Living type: Deciduous small and tall tree, tree height: 5 to 10 m, young tree bark color: yellowish green, tree bark color: gray brown, leaf height : 7 - 15 cm, leaf quality: thin, leaf shape: lanceolate or elliptical shape, leaf margin: all edges, monofilament, leaf order: alternate, dioecious, inflorescence: scattering inflorescence, flower color: yellow and white Fruit shape: fruit size: 0.5 cm, fruit shape: spherical shape, fruit color: red → black bush color, Fruit season: July - August, use: garden plant, toothpick, fragrance, essential oil, medicinal.


  • Order
    Laurales
  • Family
    Lauraceae
  • Genus
    Litsea
  • Species
    L. cubeba
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
    6-petaled flower
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typedeciduous small and tall tree
  • Flower colorsYellow White
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorRed Black
  • Height500.0 ~ 1000.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.8 ~ 1.0 cm

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