Litsea glutinosa

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Litsea glutinosa
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Litsea glutinosa in Vietnam
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Laurales
Family: Lauraceae
Genus: Litsea
Species: L. glutinosa
Binomial name
Litsea glutinosa
(Lour.) C.B.Rob.[1]

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.[1][3]

The powdered bark, known as jiggat, may be used as an adhesive paste in incense stick production.[4]


This species is native to India, South China to Malaysia, Australia and the western Pacific islands.

It had been introduced to La Réunion, Mauritius and Mayotte where it is considered an invasive species.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C.B.Rob.". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ "Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C.B.Rob.". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 9 March 2014 – via The Plant List. 
  3. ^ Hyland, B. P. M.; Whiffin, T.; Zich, F. A.; et al. (Dec 2010). "Factsheet – Litsea glutinosa". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants. Edition 6.1, online version [RFK 6.1]. Cairns, Australia: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), through its Division of Plant Industry; the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research; the Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Jonathan Mitchell, Christopher Coles (2011). Markets and Rural Poverty: Upgrading in Value Chains. IDRC. p. 50. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Invasive Species Database