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Beilschmiedia intermedia Allen


Description from Flora of China

Beilschmiedia discolor C. K. Allen; B. grandiosa C. K. Allen.

Trees, 9-20 m tall, 60-100 cm d.b.h., whole plant glabrous. Bark gray to gray-brown. Terminal buds mostly ovoid, glabrous. Leaves opposite or subopposite; petiole slender, 1-2 cm; leaf blade abaxially greenish, adaxially shiny green, abaxially purple-brown and adaxially gray-green when dry, elliptic or lanceolate-elliptic, 6.5-8.5(-11) × 2.5-4.5 cm, leathery, midrib adaxially impressed or at least impressed on lower 1/2, lateral veins 6(-8) pairs, lateral veins and veinlets elevated on both surfaces, veinlets reticulate, base cuneate or subrotund and somewhat decurrent, apex obtuse or shortly acuminate with an obtuse acumen. Panicles axillary or terminal, 1.5-2 cm, few flowered. Pedicels 2-3 mm. Flowers green-white. Perianth segments elliptic, ca. 2 mm, conspicuously and densely glandular-striate. Fruits oblong or nearly olive-shaped, 3-4.5(-6) × 1.5-2.5(-3) cm, black or dark brown when mature, minutely verruculose; fruiting pedicels ca. 1 cm × 3-7 mm, not thickened at both ends. Fl. Aug-Nov, fr. Oct-May of next year.

The wood is used for furniture, farm tools, and house construction.

● Dispersed along watersides or streamsides on mountain slopes or in valleys; 400-1300 m. Guangxi, Hainan.


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