Description from Flora of China
Persea lichuanensis (W. C. Cheng ex S. K. Lee et al.) Kostermans.
Large trees, to 32 m tall; trunk ca. 1.2 m d.b.h. Branchlets lenticellate, branchlets and young shoot densely brownish villous; 1-year-old branchlet ferruginous tomentose. Terminal buds ovoid or ovoid-globose; bud scales ferruginous tomentose. Petiole slender, 1-1.3(-2) cm, densely brownish villous, glabrate later; leaf blade elliptic or narrowly oblanceolate, 7.5-11(-15) × 2-4(-5) cm, leathery, abaxially densely brownish villous initially, sparsely pubescent except for midrib and lateral veins later, adaxially sparsely brownish villous but densely villous along midrib and lateral veins when young, becoming glabrate to glabrous later, midrib elevated abaxially, concave adaxially, lateral veins 8-12 pairs, slightly conspicuous, base cuneate, apex shortly acuminate to acute. Cymose panicles on lower part of 1-year-old branchlet, 4-10 cm, branched at middle or upper part of peduncle, densely brownish villous. Perianth lobes equal, ca. 4 mm, densely pubescent on both surfaces. Filaments glabrous. Infructescence 5-10 cm, puberulent. Fruit compressed globose, ca. 7 mm in diam. Fl. May, fr. Sep.
● Mountain slopes, mixed broad-leaved forests; ca. 800 m. Guangdong, N Guizhou, W Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan.