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Machilus wangchiana Chun


Description from Flora of China

Persea kadooriei Kostermans; P. wangchiana (Chun) Kostermans.

Trees, 6-15 m; trunk ca. 35 cm d.b.h. Bark gray. Young shoots glabrous, older branchlets with conspicuous leaf scars and elevated lenticels. Leaves clustered on upper part of branchlet; petiole usually ca. 2 cm; leaf blade greenish brown on both surfaces when dry, abaxially slightly glaucous, oblong-oblanceolate to oblong-elliptic, 18-34 × 5-8 cm, leathery, midrib thick, abaxially elevated, adaxially canaliculate, lateral veins 24-30 pairs, sometimes forked, abaxially conspicuous, veinlets dense, foveolate, base cuneate, decurrent, apex acute-acuminate to acuminate. Inflorescences subracemose at base of newly sprouted branchlet, few flowered, 5-12 cm; peduncle thick, carnose and purple when fresh. Pedicel ca. 8 mm. Perianth lobes oblong-elliptic, thinly leathery, glabrate to glabrous outside, pubescent inside, unequal, outer one smaller, inner one larger, ca. 7 mm. Stamens 4.2-4.4 mm, glabrous or glabrate, glands of 3rd series clavate, ca. 2 mm, puberulent. Staminodes ca. 2 mm, compressed clavate, puberulent. Ovary glabrous. Fruit dark blue, globose, 2-2.5 cm in diam.; fruiting pedicel purple when mature. Fr. Apr-May.

● Dense or open forests in valleys. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou.


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