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Machilus parabreviflora H. T. Chang


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, ca. 2 m tall. Branchlets glabrous. Terminal buds ovoid; bud scales densely yellowish brown appressed pubescent outside. Petiole 6-10 mm; leaf blade abaxially gray-white or yellowish brown, adaxially shiny when dry, narrowly oblanceolate, 6-11(-12) × 1-2(-2.7) cm, leathery, glabrous on both surfaces, midrib abaxially elevated, veinlets invisible on both surfaces. Panicles subterminal, 2-4 cm, glabrous or puberulent; peduncle 1-3 cm. Pedicel 3-5 mm. Perianth lobes conspicuously unequal, outer ones much shorter, puberulent on both surfaces. Stamens ca. 2 mm; filaments of 3rd series pubescent, with 2 sessile glands at base. Staminodes sagittate, shortly stipitate. Ovary glabrous. Fruit globose, ca. 8 mm in diam.

● Lowland forests. S Guangxi.


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