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Machilus shweliensis W. W. Sm.


Description from Flora of China

Persea shweliensis (W. W. Smith) Kostermans.

Shrubs to trees, 9-12 m tall. Branchlets blackish, glabrous, longitudinally striate. Petiole 1.5-1.8 cm; leaf blade abaxially glaucous-green, elliptic or elliptic-oblanceolate, usually 11-18 × 2.5-6 cm, leathery, glabrous on both surfaces, midrib conspicuously raised abaxially, concave adaxially, lateral veins 16-20 pairs, conspicuous on both surfaces, veinlets densely reticulate, slightly conspicuous or not, base cuneate, apex shortly acuminate. Inflorescences 6 or 7 in cymose panicles, 7-9 cm, with densely yellowish brown sericeous involucral bracts at base, branched ca. at middle of peduncle, glabrous or glabrate. Pedicel 3-5 mm. Perianth lobes lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, 4-6 mm, sericeous on both surfaces. Stamens pubescent; glands of 3rd series long stipitate. Ovary subglobose, ca. 1.5 mm in diam. Fruit globose, ca. 2.5 cm in diam.

● Mountain slope thickets or open forests; 1900-2400 m. W Yunnan.


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