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Machilus salicoides S. Lee


Description from Flora of China

Persea salicoides (S. K. Lee) Kostermans.

Trees, to 15 m tall. Bark brownish. Branchlets brownish, glabrous; current year branchlets red-brown, glabrous. Axillary bud small, ovoid; bud scales glabrous outside, densely ciliate. Leaves clustered at apex of branchlet; petiole 8-10 mm; leaf blade abaxially grayish green, lanceolate or oblong, 7-11.5 × 1.5-4.3 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially densely pubescent when young, pubescent along midrib when old, midrib distinctly elevated abaxially, concave adaxially, lateral veins 9 or 10 pairs, abaxially more conspicuous, adaxially slightly elevated, veinlets slender, densely foveolate on both surfaces, base cuneate, apex obtuse or obtuse-acuminate. Panicles subterminal, short, ca. 3 cm, few flowered; involucral bracts caducous, densely yellowish brown tomentose; bracteoles linear, ca. equal to length of pedicel, glabrous. Pedicel slender, ca. 2 mm. Perianth lobes ovate, subequal, ca. 1.5 mm, glabrous outside. Fruit unknown.

● Open slopes. Chongqing and/or E Sichuan (Huaying Shan).


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