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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 7 | Lauraceae | Beilschmiedia

31. Beilschmiedia brevifolia Y. T. Wei, Guihaia. 4: 196. 1984.

短叶琼楠 duan ye qiong nan

Trees, ca. 8 m tall. Bark smooth or slightly fissured. Branchlets somewhat robust, glabrous. Terminal buds ovoid, ca. 5 mm in diam., glabrous, apex acute. Leaves opposite, always clustered at apex of branchlet; petiole short, 2-5 mm, glabrous; leaf blade abaxially dark brown and adaxially dark gray when dry, elliptic to narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, 2.5-4(-6) × 1.5-2.5(-3) cm, thinly leathery, glabrous, midrib abaxially elevated, adaxially somewhat impressed, lateral veins ca. 7 pairs, lateral veins and reticulate veins elevated on both surfaces, base subrotund but rarely subcuneate, apex obtuse. Flowers unknown. Infructescences terminal or axillary. Fruits subglobose, ca. 1.5 cm in diam., black when dry; fruiting pedicels 3-4 mm in diam. Fr. Sep-Nov.

● Sparse or dense forests. Hainan.


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