Description from Flora of China
Persea cicatricosa (S. K. Lee) Kostermans.
Trees, to 15 m tall; trunk to 35 cm d.b.h. Bark gray-brown. Branchlets black-brown, with conspicuous bud scale scars, glabrous. Bud scales gray-brown, sericeous-puberulent on center, glabrous near margin. Petiole slender, 1-1.6 cm; leaf blade elliptic to oblanceolate, 5-10.5 × 1.5-2.8 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially sparsely gray-white sericeous to glabrate, adaxially glabrous, midrib abaxially raised, adaxially concave, lateral veins slender, 12-14 pairs, inconspicuous, reticulate veinlets slender, slightly foveolate, base cuneate, apex acute or shortly acuminate. Panicles 2-4.5 cm, gray puberulent, branched near top of peduncle. Pedicel ca. 3 mm, sericeous-puberulent. Flowers green, fragrant. Perianth lobes subequal, densely gray-white sericeous. Stamens hairy at base; glands of 3rd series subsessile. Staminodes sagittate, hairy. Ovary globose. Fruit oblong, ca. 12 × 8 mm. Fl. May, fr. Jul-Oct.
Mixed broad-leaved forests. Hainan [Vietnam].