Actinodaphne henryi Gamble,
Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew. 1913:265 (1913)
Named after Augustine Henry [1857-1930], an British-Irish physician who collected many plants in China.
Evergreen tree up to 25 m tall. Branchlets with grayish appressed tomentum. Leaves
4-6-crowded at apex of branchlet, nearly verticillate, leaf blade whitish on lower surface,
lanceolate, 17-40 by 3.7-13 cm, base cuneate, apex acuminate or long acuminate. Umbels
mostly arranged in racemes, 5-flowered. Perianth tube obconical. Male flowers: fertile
stamens 9; filements glabrous, in three whorls each with 2 small globose glands at base.
Female flowers: staminodes 9; ovary ovoid, glabrous. Fruits subglobose, 6-8 mm in diam.
Evergreen broad-leaved forest from 600 to 1300 m altitude.
Wood used for construction, furniture, and industrial timber.
From Southern Yunnan (China) to Northern Thailand.