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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Lauraceae | Beilschmiedia

Beilschmiedia brevipaniculata Allen


Description from Flora of China

Small trees, 3-7 m tall, whole plant glabrous. Young branchlets red-brown, slender, slightly compressed. Terminal buds lanceolate or ovoid, 5-10 × ca. 2 mm, glabrous. Leaves opposite or subopposite, always clustered at apex of branchlet; petiole 1-1.5 cm, glabrous; leaf blade dark green, adaxially dark brown, smooth, and shiny when dry, lanceolate, elliptic, or broadly elliptic, rarely ovate-elliptic, 4-8 × 1-2.8 cm, rarely longer or broader, oblique, leathery, midrib adaxially impressed, lateral veins 6-8 pairs, lateral veins and veinlets slender and inconspicuous but abaxially somewhat conspicuous, base cuneate or broadly cuneate, apex broadly acuminate with a short and obtuse acumen. Cymose panicles terminal, rarely axillary. Flowers small. Pedicels 1-2 mm. Perianth segments ovate, ca. 1.5 mm, densely glandular-punctate. Fruits ellipsoid, ca. 1.7 × 1.1 cm. Fl. Jun, fr. Nov-Feb of next year.

● Dense or sparse forests on mountain slopes. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan.


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