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Machilus pomifera (Kosterm.) S. Lee


Description from Flora of China

Persea pomifera Kostermans, Reinwardtia 5: 394. 1961.

Trees, to 20 m tall. Branchlets gray-brown, glabrous, lenticellate, young branchlets sericeous. Terminal buds subglobose; bud scales brownish tomentose. Petiole 1-2.5 cm, sericeous to glabrate; leaf blade abaxially glaucous, elliptic, subobovate-elliptic, or oblanceolate, 5-12 × 2-5 cm, glabrous on both surfaces, midrib raised abaxially, slightly concave adaxially, lateral veins ca. 10 pairs, veinlets reticulate, inconspicuous. Panicles subterminal, to 9 cm, sparsely sericeous, with a few flowers. Flowers 3-4 mm. Perianth lobes equal, ca. 2 mm, sparsely sericeous. Stamens hairy; glands of 3rd series large, shortly stipitate. Staminodes sagittate, hairy. Ovary glabrous. Fruit globose, ca. 3 cm in diam.; fruiting pedicel somewhat enlarged, ca. 7 mm; persistent perianth lobes patent or reflexed. Fl. Jul-Sep, fr. Sep-Feb.

● Evergreen mixed broad-leaved forests. Hainan.


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