Meet Litsea Cubeba! The sweeter little sister of the Lemongrass fragrance, Litsea Cubeba is a citrusy-scented plant that is also known as the Mountain Pepper or May Chang. It is a member of the Lauraceae family, native to regions of Southeast Asia. Although grown extensively in Japan and Taiwan, China is the largest producer and exporter. The tree bears petite white and yellow flowers, which bloom from March to April each growing season. The fruit, flowers and leaves are processed for essential oil, and the timber can be used for furniture or construction.
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