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Litsea sp., Litsea

Litsea sp.

Family: Lauraceae
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterUnusual colorFragrantEthnomedical plant.
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The genus includes species of trees, and shrubs, with evergreen foliage and inconspicuous flowers.

The flower is from greenish, yellow to white. Male and female flower on different plants.

Litsea cubeba (May Chang) is a small tropical tree with lemon scented leaves and flowers and small berries which resemble peppers.

The scent of May Chang has been compared to lemongrass and lemon verbena. May Chang is most valued for its anti- inflammatory and calming properties.

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