Description from Flora of China
Actinodaphne magniflora C. K. Allen; Persea velutina (Champion ex Bentham) Kostermans.
Trees, to 18 m tall; trunk ca. 40 cm d.b.h., all parts densely ferruginous tomentose. Petiole 1-2.5(-3) cm; leaf blade lustrous adaxially, narrowly obovate, elliptic, or narrowly ovate, 5-11(-18) × 2-2.5(-5.5) cm, leathery, midrib abaxially raised, slightly concave adaxially, lateral veins 8-11 pairs, abaxially conspicuously raised, veinlets very slender, inconspicuous, base cuneate, apex attenuate or shortly acuminate. Inflorescences terminal, 2-3 cm; peduncle very short. Flowers yellowish, fragrant, densely ferruginous tomentose. Perianth lobes slightly unequal, inner ones ovate, ca. 6 × 3 mm. Stamens ca. 5 mm; filaments of 3rd series tomentose at base, glands cordate, stipitate. Staminodes ca. 2 mm, tomentose. Ovary reddish when alive. Fruit purplish red, globose, ca. 4 mm in diam. Fl. Oct-Dec, fr. Feb-Mar.
Machilus velutina var. longipedunculata C. J. Qi (Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin 1(1-2): 154. 1981) was described from Hunan but could not be treated here because no material was seen by the present authors.
Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang [Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam].