9. Phoebe microphylla H. W. Li, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 17(2): 57. 1979.
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Trees, ca. 10 m tall. One-year-old branchlets terete, glabrous, conspicuously lenticellate. Leaves congested at apex of branchlet; petiole 1-1.5(-2) cm; leaf blade abaxially conspicuously glaucous, adaxially shiny, ovate-elliptic or lanceolate, rarely oblanceolate, 4-6 × 1-3.5 cm, leathery, glabrous on both surfaces, midrib abaxially elevated, adaxially impressed, lateral veins 5-7 pairs, somewhat distinct on both surfaces, veinlets slightly visible abaxially, base cuneate to broadly cuneate, apex acuminate or subacutely acuminate. Infructescences arising from lower part of newly sprouted branchlet, 4.5-7 cm, branched at upper part; peduncle 2.5-4.5 cm, glabrous. Fruit globose, ca. 9 mm in diam.; fruiting pedicel enlarged, glabrous; persistent perianth lobes slightly thickened, ovate-oblong, equal, 4-5 × ca. 1.8 mm, glabrous outside, pubescent inside, loose or clasping at base of fruit. Fr. May-Jun.
● Mountain valleys, open forests; 400-1800 m. SE Yunnan.
After publication of the family treatment for the Flora of China, this was treated as Machilus microphylla (H. W. Li) L. Li et al. (Plant Biodiversity and Resources 33: 160. 2011).