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Machilus minkweiensis S. Lee


Description from Flora of China

Persea minkweiensis (S. K. Lee) Kostermans.

Trees, 5-14 m tall. Lower part of 1-year-old branchlet and shortened branchlet puberulent only, with sparse small lenticels. Buds small, densely dirty yellowish pubescent. Leaves congested on upper part of branchlet; petiole slender, 1.2-1.6(-2.2) cm, glabrous; leaf blade abaxially brownish, adaxially shiny, obovate or obovate-elliptic, 8-14 × 2.8-6.3 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially densely or sparsely pubescent, midrib elevated abaxially, concave adaxially, lateral veins 8-10 pairs, adaxially inconspicuous, veinlets slender, foveolate on both surfaces, base cuneate, apex shortly cuspidate or acute-acuminate, summit obtuse. Flowers unknown. Infructescences paniculate, arising from lower part of 1-year-old branchlet, 8-15 cm, puberulent, branched at upper part of peduncle; peduncle 4-8 cm. Fruit deep green when immature, globose, ca. 7 mm in diam.; persistent perianth lobes oblong, ca. 4 mm, outer ones shorter, puberulent on both surfaces; fruiting pedicel 6-8 mm. Fr. May.

The spelling of the specific epithet, which derives from "闽桂" transliterated as "min kwei" ("min gui" in pinyin), meaning Fujian and Guangxi provinces, was corrected from "mikweiensis" to "minkweiensis" by S. K. Lee in FRPS (31: 48. 1982).

Mountain slopes, open forests, mixed forests, valleys, streamsides. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi [Vietnam].


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