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Machilus chekiangensis

Description from Flora of China

Machilus longipedunculata S. K. Lee & F. N. Wei; Persea chekiangensis (S. K. Lee) Kostermans; P. longipedunculata (S. K. Lee & F. N. Wei) Kostermans.

Trees, 4-10 m tall. Bark brownish. Branchlets glabrous. Leaves usually congested at apex of branchlet; petiole 8-15 mm, glabrous; leaf blade oblanceolate or elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, leathery, abaxially glabrous, rarely appressed puberulent, adaxially glabrous, midrib abaxially elevated, adaxially somewhat impressed, lateral veins 10-12 pairs, veinlets slender, slightly foveolate on both surfaces, base attenuate, apex usually abruptly cuspidate, rarely acuminate, summit obtuse. Panicles arising from base of newly sprouted branchlet, gray pubescent or glabrate, variable in length, 7-18 cm; peduncle (3-)5.5-11 cm, slender to lignescent. Flowers yellowish green, ca. 4 mm. Perianth lobes subequal to equal, oblong (when dry), ca. 4 × 1.2 mm, pubescent on both surfaces. Filaments glabrous or sparsely puberulent at base; glands of 3rd series subsessile. Staminodes sagittate, hairy at base. Ovary ovoid. Fruit globose, ca. 7 mm in diam.; persistent perianth gray pubescent on both surfaces; fruiting pedicel together with peduncle purplish red when fresh. Fl. Feb, fr. Apr-May.

● Mixed broad-leaved forests. Fujian, Hong Kong, Zhejiang.


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