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Machilus rehderi Allen


Description from Flora of China

Persea rehderi (C. K. Allen) Kostermans.

Small trees, 4-15 m tall. Branchlets purple-black, glabrous, striate when dry. Leaves clustered at upper part of branchlet; petiole glabrous, 1.5-2 cm; leaf blade shiny, adaxially yellowish green, lanceolate to oblanceolate, 7-14.5 × 1.5-3 cm, leathery, glabrous on both surfaces, midrib slightly impressed, lateral veins 7-9 pairs, inconspicuous, ascendant at ca. 45° angle, veinlets indistinct on both surfaces, base cuneate, apex acuminate, summit obtuse. Inflorescences in panicle or raceme at base of branchlet, 10-11 cm, glabrous; peduncle 3-5 cm, slender; bracts caducous, tomentose. Pedicel 0.7-1.3 cm, glabrous. Flowers 8-9 mm. Perianth lobes 6-7 mm, glabrous outside, outer ones lanceolate, apex obtuse, pubescent inside. Stamens ca. 5 mm, equal or subequal; filaments of 1st and 2nd series ca. 3.5 mm, glabrous, those of 3rd series slightly villous at base, glands reniform, stipitate. Staminodes stalked. Ovary subglobose; style shorter than filaments. Fruit globose, 7-8 mm in diam., glabrous with reflexed persistent perianth lobes at base. Fl. Apr, fr. Jun.

● Slope thickets, sparse forests, valleys, streamsides; ca. 1000 m. Guangxi, S Guizhou, Hunan.


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