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Litsea glutinosa (Wikipedia)

Litsea glutinosa
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Litsea glutinosa in Vietnam
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Laurales
Family: Lauraceae
Genus: Litsea
L. glutinosa
Binomial name
Litsea glutinosa

Litsea sebifera Pers.
Sebifera glutinosa Lour.

Litsea glutinosa is a rainforest tree in the laurel family, Lauraceae. Common names include soft bollygum, bolly beech, Bollywood, bollygum, brown bollygum, brown Bollywood, sycamore and brown beech.

The powdered bark, known as jiggat, may be used as an adhesive paste in incense stick production.

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