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Machilus grijsii Hance


Description from Flora of China

Persea grijsii (Hance) Kostermans.

Trees, to 5 m tall. Buds, branchlets, petioles, and leaf blade abaxially yellow-brown velutinous. Petiole somewhat thick, 8-18 mm; leaf blade obovate-oblong, 7.5-14(-18) × 3.7-6.5(-7) cm, leathery, glabrous adaxially, midrib and lateral veins abaxially raised, adaxially concave, lateral veins 8-11 pairs, veinlets slender and indistinct, base ± rounded, apex attenuate. Inflorescence short, fasciculate at apex of branchlet, ca. 3 cm, densely yellowish brown velutinous; peduncle 1-2.5 cm. Pedicel ca. 5 mm. Perianth lobes thin, oblong, subequal, ca. 3.5 mm, outside ones more narrowed, tomentose on both surfaces. Filaments of 3rd series with sessile glands inserted at base. Fruit globose, ca. 1 cm in diam. Fl. Mar, fr. Apr.

● Thickets, dense forests. Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang.


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