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Machilus multinervia Liou


Description from Flora of China

Persea multinervia (H. Liu) Kostermans.

Small trees, 5-8 m tall. Branchlets reddish brown, slightly thick, with longitudinal striations and 5 or 6 circular scars. Leaves clustered at apex of branchlet; petiole thick, 1-2 cm; leaf blade abaxially glaucous and brownish when dry, adaxially lustrous, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, 12-19 × 2-3.2 cm, leathery, abaxially scattered appressed sericeous, midrib abaxially distinctly elevated, thick, reddish, adaxially concave, lateral veins slender, 20-23 pairs, veinlets slender, foveolate, base attenuate, decurrent to petiole, apex acuminate. Panicles 8-10 at upper part of 1-year-old branchlet, reddish, to 11 cm, glabrous; peduncle laterally compressed. Pedicel 6-8 mm. Flowers yellowish white. Perianth lobes obovate, apex acute, with 5-7 longitudinal veins and hairs at base inside, unequal, inner one longer, ca. 6 mm. Stamens 4-4.5 mm, with hairs at base; filaments of 3rd series with stipitate glands inserted at base. Staminodes triangular, shortly stipitate, with hairs at base. Ovary subglobose. Infructescences 11-13 cm. Fruit subglobose, 2.5-3 cm in diam.; fruiting pedicel slightly thick, 8-10 mm. Fr. Sep-Oct.

● Limestone hills, open slopes. Guangxi, Guizhou.


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