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Machilus foonchewii S. Lee


Description from Flora of China

Persea foonchewii (S. K. Lee) Kostermans.

Trees, up to 12 m tall. Bark brownish or brownish red. Branchlets brownish or gray-brown, glabrous. Terminal buds ovoid or globose; bud scales densely puberulent outside, margin ciliate, apex suborbicular. Leaves usually congested at apex of branchlet; petiole slender, 5-10 mm, glabrous; leaf blade abaxially glaucous or gray-blue, obovate-elliptic to oblanceolate, 4-10 × 2-4 cm, leathery, abaxially glabrate, adaxially glabrous, midrib abaxially conspicuously elevated, adaxially concave, lateral veins 8-12 pairs, foveolate on both surfaces, base cuneate, slightly decurrent, apex obtuse or shortly acute-acuminate. Panicles terminal, ca. 1 cm, sometimes almost fasciculate. Pedicel ca. 5 mm, upper half sericeous. Flowers green or greenish yellow, ca. 3 mm. Perianth lobes subequal, puberulent on both surfaces. Stamens 2-3 mm, those of 1st and 2nd series glabrous, those of 3rd series hairy at base, with shortly stipitate glands. Staminodes sagittate. Ovary glabrous; stigma dishlike. Fruit globose, ca. 1 cm in diam.; persistent perianth slightly enlarged; fruiting pedicel reddish when fresh, sparsely sericeous. Fl. Oct, fr. Oct-Dec.

● Valleys, thickets. Guangxi, Hainan.


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