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Machilus ovatiloba S. Lee


Description from Flora of China

Persea ovatiloba (S. K. Lee) Kostermans.

Trees, 15-20 m tall. Branchlets gray-brown, conspicuously lenticellate, rough; current year branchlets reddish brown, slender, compressed and angular, glabrous. Petiole 1-2 cm, glabrous; leaf blade abaxially ± glaucous, elliptic to oblong, 10.5-20 × 3.5-7 cm, firmly papery, abaxially appressed puberulent, adaxially glabrous, midrib abaxially raised, adaxially impressed, lateral veins 9-13 pairs, slender, veinlets adaxially densely reticulate, foveolate, base broadly cuneate, decurrent, sometimes oblique, apex acuminate, summit occasionally falcate. Flowers not seen. Infructescences terminal, 12-15 cm, glabrous; peduncle compressed and angular, branched at middle or upper part of peduncle. Fruit globose, 2.3-3 cm in diam.; persistent perianth lobes subequal, ovate, ca. 3 mm, glabrous outside, sericeous inside; fruiting pedicel ca. 5 mm, angular, reddish when fresh.

● Mountain slopes, evergreen mixed forests; ca. 1100 m. SE Xizang (Mêdog).


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