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Machilus microcarpa Hemsl.


Description from Flora of China

Trees, up to 8 m tall or more, glabrous. Branchlets slender, glabrous. Terminal buds ovoid; bud scales wide, caducous, densely sericeous. Petiole slender, 8-30 mm, glabrous; leaf blade abaxially glaucous, obovate, oblanceolate to elliptic, or oblong, 5-9 × 3-5 cm, leathery, glabrous on both surfaces, midrib conspicuously elevated abaxially, impressed adaxially, lateral veins 8-10 pairs, slender, slightly conspicuous on both surfaces, veinlets densely reticulate on both surfaces, base cuneate, apex long acuminate. Panicles clustered at apex of branchlet, shorter or longer than leaf blade, 3.5-14 cm. Pedicel equal to length of flowers or longer. Perianth lobes subequal, ovate-oblong, 4-5 mm, glabrous outside, pubescent at base inside with longitudinal veins, apex obtuse. Filaments glabrous, those of 3rd series with stipitate glands; stipe with hairs at base. Ovary subglobose; style slightly curved; stigmas dish-shaped. Fruit globose, 5-7 mm in diam.

● Mountains, mixed broad-leaved forests, thickets; ca. 1500 m. Guizhou, Hubei, Sichuan.


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