Domestic naturalization of Litsea cubeba (Lauraceae) in Owariasahi, Aichi Prefecture, Honshu, central Japan.
In Japan, Litsea cubeba (Lour.) Pers. (Lauraceae) is exclusively distributed in Kyushu and the Ryukyus, southern Japan. However, a number of trees of this species have been recently found in Owariasahi, Aichi Pref., central Japan. Based on the observation these are considered to be escaped from cultivated trees.