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Machilus oreophila Hance


Description from Flora of China

Persea oreophila (Hance) Kostermans.

Shrubs to small trees, usually 5-8 m tall. Young branchlets, terminal buds, and young leaf blade abaxially and adaxially along midrib densely yellowish brown tomentose, older branchlets glabrate. Petiole 1-1.5 cm, tomentose initially; leaf blade narrowly lanceolate, (7-)11-18 × (1-)1.5-3 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially pubescent, especially along midrib and veins, adaxially glabrous, midrib abaxially raised, lateral veins 8-10 pairs, veinlets usually conspicuous, base cuneate, apex acuminate. Panicles 3.5-6.5 cm, densely brownish pubescent, branched at top of peduncle. Perianth lobes oblong, subequal, yellowish brown pubescent on both surfaces. Filaments of stamens hairy at base, those of 3rd series with shortly stipitate glands. Fruit globose, 7-10 mm in diam., black-purple when mature; fruiting pedicel 7-8 mm, pubescent. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. May-Aug.

● Valleys, mixed forests, streamsides, watersides. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan.


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