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Machilus oculodracontis Chun


Description from Flora of China

Persea oculodracontis (Chun) Kostermans.

Trees, 10-18 m tall. Young branchlets and leaf blade puberulent; current year branchlets with conspicuous lenticels. Petiole 1-1.5 cm; leaf blade elliptic-oblanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, 11-16 × 2-4 cm, midrib elevated abaxially, impressed adaxially, lateral veins 10-12 pairs, distant, veinlets densely reticulate, foveolate, base cuneate, decurrent, apex obtuse to broadly acute. Inflorescences arranged at apex of branchlet, sometimes solitary, 3-10.5 cm, farinaceous-puberulent. Pedicel slender, ca. 8 mm. Flowers yellowish green, ca. 6 mm. Perianth lobes oblong-elliptic, slightly unequal, puberulent on both surfaces. Stamens hairy at base; glands of 3rd series stipitate. Staminodes triangular-ovoid. Ovary ovoid, glabrous. Fruit globose, 1.8-2 cm in diam., blue-black when mature; fruiting pedicel ca. 5 mm, slightly enlarged. Fr. Oct-Dec.

● Mixed broad-leaved forests. Guangdong, S Jiangxi.


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