8. Pond spice
Litsea glutinosa (潺槁)
The Pond spice is a tree capable of reaching 15 m or more. Interestingly, Pond spice has male and female flowers kept on separate trees, those of both sexes are small and lack petals being greenish in colour except for flashes of yellow as the male parts develop. Leaves are simple with rounded tips, dark green above and pale green due to fine hairs below.
The fruit is small, round dark coloured berry, but may not always develop unless both male and female trees are available.