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Machilus fasciculata H. W. Li


Description from Flora of China

Persea fasciculata (H. W. Li) Kostermans.

Shrubs to small trees, 3-10 m tall. Current year branchlets ± angular, longitudinally striate, yellowish brown puberulent. Petiole 0.5-1 cm, slightly yellowish brown puberulent; leaf blade abaxially farinose green, variable in shape, ovate, elliptic to oblong, or sublanceolate, 6-15 × 1.7-5(-6.5) cm, subleathery, abaxially yellowish brown appressed puberulent, midrib abaxially conspicuously elevated, adaxially concave, lateral veins 7-12 pairs, veinlets visible, base cuneate, apex shortly acuminate, sometimes acute or obtuse. Panicles terminal, short, 1.5-3(-6) cm, sericeous-puberulent; involucral bracts usually persistent in flowering stage, broadly ovate or suborbicular, densely yellowish brown sericeous-puberulent, apex obtuse. Pedicel 3-4 mm, yellowish brown puberulent. Flowers light green or yellowish. Perianth lobes subequal, ovate-oblong, hairy on both surfaces. Stamens yellowish brown pubescent at base; glands of 3rd series shortly stipitate. Staminodes hairy. Ovary subglobose; style longer than ovary. Fruit unknown. Fl. Feb.

● Evergreen mixed broad-leaved forests; ca. 1000 m. SW Guangxi, SE Yunnan.


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