- Scientific Name: Lindera megaphylla Hemsl.
- Ref: J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 26:389. 1891
- English Common Name: large-leaved lindera
- Chinese Common Name: 黑壳楠 hēiké∙nán, 大叶钓樟 dàyè diàozhāng
- Japanese Common Name: オオバコウバシ [大葉香ばし] ōbakoubashi
- Family: Lauraceae
- Genus: Lindera
- Distribution: Evergreen broad-leaved forests or thickets in wet places on mountain slopes or in valleys; 1600-2000 m. Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan.
- Photo: 03/16/2013
Trees evergreen, 3-15(-25) m tall, more than 35 cm d.b.h. Bark gray-black. Branchlets terete, robust, purple-black, glabrous or pubescent, with subrounded and longitudinally dehiscent lenticels. Terminal bud ovate, ca. 1.5 cm; bud scales white puberulent outside. Leaves alternate; petiole 1.5-3 cm, glabrous or pubescent; leaf blade green and shiny abaxially, greenish white adaxially, oblanceolate to obovate-oblong, sometimes narrowly ovate, 10-23 cm, leathery, glabrous on both surfaces or laxly or densely pubescent abaxially, later glabrate, pinninerved, lateral veins 15-21 pairs, base attenuate, apex acute or acuminate. Umbel inserted in both sides of short branchlet, many flowered, with 16 male flowers and 12 female flowers; short branchlets axillary, ca. 3.5 mm, with terminal bud; peduncles of male inflorescence 1-1.5 cm and of female inflorescence ca. 6 mm, both densely yellow-brown or nearly ferruginous puberulent. Male flowers yellow-green, ca. 6 mm, pedicellate; tepals 6, elliptic, outer 3 ca. 4.5 × 2.8 mm, laxly yellow-brown puberulent on lower and abaxial parts, inner 3 rather short; filaments laxly pubescent, 2-glandular at base in 3rd whorl; glands funnelform, ca. 2 mm, stipitate; reduced pistil ca. 2.5 mm, glabrous; ovary ovate; style slender; stigma indistinct. Female flowers yellow-green, 1.5-3 mm, pedicellate, densely yellow-brown pubescent; tepals 6, linear-spatulate, ca. 2.5 × 1 mm, yellow-brown pubescent outside on lower part or along keel; reduced stamens 9; anthers linear or clavate, barbate at base, 2-glandular at middle of filament in 3rd whorl; glands funnelform; ovary ovate, ca. 1.5 mm, glabrous; style very slender, ca. 4.5 mm; stigma peltate, papillose. Fruit ellipsoid or ovate, ca. 1.8 × 1.3 cm, purple-black at maturity, glabrous; stipes ca. 1.5 cm, scabrous; persistent hypocarpium cup-shaped, ca. 8 mm × 1.5 cm, entire, slightly sinuous. Fl. Feb-Apr, fr. Sep-Dec. (Flora of China)