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Machilus pyramidalis H. W. Li


Description from Flora of China

Persea pyramidalis (H. W. Li) Kostermans.

Shrubs or small trees, to 3 m tall. Terminal bud small, ovoid, ca. 5 mm; bud scales ovate or broadly ovate, golden yellow puberulent outside. Branchlets thick, terete, lenticellate, puberulent, later glabrate. Petiole 1-1.5 cm, slightly puberulent; leaf blade elliptic to oblong, 6-10 × 2-4 cm, leathery, abaxially slightly puberulent along midrib or glabrate, adaxially glabrous, midrib abaxially elevated, adaxially concave, lateral veins 6-8 pairs, conspicuous on both surfaces, veinlets foveolate on both surfaces, base cuneate, apex shortly acute-acuminate. Panicle subterminal, 5-8 cm, composed of 1-3-flowered cymes, pubescent, basal ramifications longest, 3.5-4.5 cm, gradually shorter toward inflorescence apex, pyramid-shaped, without peduncle. Perianth lobes oblong, outer ones smaller, inner ones longer, ca. 5 × 3 mm. Stamens pubescent at base only, those of 1st and 2nd series slightly short, those of 3rd series somewhat longer; glands shortly stipitate, sparsely hairy at base. Ovary subglobose; stigma as long as ovary. Fruit (immature) globose, ca. 5 mm in diam.; fruiting pedicel thickened, summit to 2.5 mm in diam. Fr. Jun-Jul.

● Mountaintops, open forests. SE Yunnan.


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