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Machilus nanchuanensis N. Chao ex S. Lee


Description from Flora of China

Persea nanchuanensis (N. Chao ex S. K. Lee et al.) Kostermans.

Trees, to 15 m tall. Branchlets slender. Terminal buds subglobose, densely brown tomentose. Leaves clustered at upper part of branchlet; petiole slender, 1.5-2 cm; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially lustrous and green, obovate or elliptic, 6-8(-9) × 2-2.6(-4) cm, leathery, glabrous on both surfaces, midrib abaxially slightly elevated, adaxially impressed, lateral veins 6 or 7 pairs, slender, inconspicuous on both surfaces, veinlets slender, somewhat foveolate on both surfaces, base cuneate, sometimes oblique, apex shortly acuminate or shortly caudate. Panicles slender, fasciculate, terminal or subterminal, 2-3 cm, few flowered, with persistent involucral bracts at base in flowering period; peduncle red. Pedicel red, short, ca. 3 mm. Flowers white, all parts glabrous. Perianth lobes oblong, ca. 3 × 1 mm. Young fruit green, subglobose. Fl. May, fr. Jun.

● Mixed forests. Chongqing.


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