Description from Flora of China
Machilus salicina var. glabra C. K. Allen ex Tanaka & Odashima; Persea salicina (Hance) Kostermans.
Shrubs, usually 3-5 m tall. Branchlets brownish, glabrous. Petiole 7-15 mm, glabrous; leaf blade narrowly lanceolate, 4-12(-16) × 1-2.5(-3.2) cm, thinly leathery, glabrous on both surfaces or abaxially appressed puberulent when young, midrib raised abaxially, plane adaxially, lateral veins 6-8(-11) pairs, inconspicuous or somewhat conspicuous on both surfaces, veinlets slightly foveolate, base attenuate, apex acuminate. Cymose panicles usually 3 cm, glabrous or sometimes puberulent. Pedicel 2-5 mm. Flowers yellowish. Perianth lobes oblong, sericeous on both surfaces. Stamens hairy at base; glands of 3rd series pubescent. Ovary subglobose. Infructescences 3.5-7.5 cm, sometimes to 14 cm, as long as leaf blade. Fruit globose, 7-10 mm in diam., purple-black when mature; fruiting pedicel reddish when fresh. Fl. Feb-Mar, fr. Apr-Jun.
Streamsides and riversides of low elevations. Guangdong, Guangxi, S Guizhou, Hainan, S Yunnan [Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam].