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Machilus sichuanensis N. Chao ex S. Lee


Description from Flora of China

Persea sichuanensis (N. Chao ex S. K. Lee et al.) Kostermans.

Trees, to 20 m tall, glabrous throughout. Branchlets pale brown. Petiole 1.8-2.2 cm; leaf blade abaxially glaucescent and adaxially green when fresh, abaxially pale brown when dry, oblong, 11-15.5 × 3.3-4.5 cm, leathery, midrib raised abaxially, slightly impressed adaxially, lateral veins ca. 9 pairs, somewhat raised on both surfaces, veinlets densely foveolate, adaxially more conspicuous than abaxially, base cuneate, apex caudate-acuminate. Inflorescences usually at base of young branchlet, 7-11 cm, branched ca. at middle of peduncle; peduncle 3-4.5 cm. Pedicel 7-14 mm. Flowers yellowish, ca. 6 mm. Perianth lobes oblong, ca. 5 × 2 mm, outer ones shorter and more narrow. Stamens ca. 5 mm, white villous at base; filaments of 3rd series with stipitate glands at base. Staminodes sagittate, ca. 2 mm. Ovary ovoid; style ca. 3 mm. Fruit unknown. Fl. Apr-May.

● Sichuan (Guanxian).


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