Description from Flora of China
Machilus wenchangensis G. A. Fu & X. J. Hong; Persea lohuiensis (S. K. Lee) Kostermans.
Trees, ca. 7 m tall; trunk ca. 10 cm d.b.h. Bark brown. Branchlets brown or purple-brown, terete; young branchlets dark brown, glabrous. Petiole 1-1.5 cm; leaf blade abaxially glaucescent, oblanceolate, elliptic, or obovate-elliptic to broadly elliptic, 5-9 × 2.5-4.5 cm, subleathery, puberulent when young, midrib elevated abaxially, concave adaxially, lateral veins 8-10 pairs, slender, somewhat elevated on both surfaces, veinlets conspicuous on both surfaces, base broadly cuneate and decurrent, margin slightly revolute, apex acute or obtuse. Cymose panicles at upper part of branchlet, 2.5-5 cm, pubescent, branched at ca. middle or upper part of peduncle, usually 3-flowered per branch. Flowers yellow, aromatic. Perianth lobes subequal, oblong when dry, ca. 3 mm, puberulent on both surfaces, apex obtuse. Stamens somewhat shorter than perianth, hairy at base; glands of 3rd series shortly stipitate. Staminodes sagittate. Ovary globose; style as long as ovary. Infructescences 2.5-9 cm. Fruit globose, ca. 7 mm in diam. Fl. and fr. Aug-Sep.
Open forests. Hainan [Vietnam].