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Beilschmiedia robusta Allen


Description from Flora of China

Beilschmiedia xizangensis H. P. Tsui.

Trees, up to 25 m tall, whole plant glabrous. Bark gray, smooth. Branchlets red-brown, robust. Terminal buds large, ovoid. Leaves opposite or alternate; petiole 1-2.5 cm; leaf blade abaxially dark brown or purple-black, adaxially green-brown or gray-brown, lanceolate, elliptic, or narrowly elliptic, slightly oblique, (4.5-)7-13 × 2.5-5 cm, leathery, abaxially always densely glandular-punctate when dry, midrib abaxially elevated, adaxially impressed or at least impressed below lower 1/2, lateral veins 9-13 pairs, slender, veins elevated on both surfaces, generally denser abaxially than adaxially, base cuneate, apex obtuse or shortly acuminate with an obtuse acumen. Panicles axillary or subterminal, up to 6 cm, few flowered. Perianth segments ovate, glandular-punctate. Fruits obovoid or subturbinate, ca. 3 cm, purple-black when mature; fruiting pedicels robust, 4-6 mm in diam. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Jun-Nov.

● Humid montane valleys, sparse forests or dense forests; 1000-2400 m. Guangxi, SW Guizhou (Ceheng), Xizang, Yunnan.


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