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Machilus breviflora (Benth.) Hemsl.


Description from Flora of China

Alseodaphne breviflora Bentham, Fl. Hongk. 292. 1861; Persea breviflora (Bentham) Pax.

Trees, ca. 8 m tall. Bark gray-brown. Branchlets glabrous. Terminal buds ovoid, ca. 5 mm; bud scales tomentose. Petiole 3-5 mm or less; leaf blade obovate to obovate-lanceolate, 4-5 × 1.5-2 cm, rarely more, glabrous on both surfaces, midrib raised abaxially, concave adaxially, lateral veins and veinlets slender, almost invisible, base attenuate, apex obtuse. Panicles terminal, 2-5 cm. Flowers green-white, 7-9 mm. Perianth lobes somewhat unequal, outer ones smaller, persistent in fruiting stage. Stamens slightly unequal in length, those of 1st and 2nd series ca. 2 mm, those of 3rd series longer; glands shortly stipitate. Staminodes sagittate, stalked; stalk pubescent. Fruit globose, 8-10 mm in diam. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Oct-Dec.

● Mountain slopes or valleys, mixed broad-leaved forests, streamsides. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan.


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