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Machilus verruculosa

Description from Flora of China

Persea verruculosa (H. W. Li) Kostermans.

Trees, 4-10 m tall; trunk 6-15 cm d.b.h. One-year-old branchlets gray-brown, subterete, verruculose, glabrous; current year shoots reddish brown, longitudinally striate, slightly yellowish brown puberulent. Petiole 1-1.5 cm, puberulent; leaf blade abaxially pale reddish brown and glaucous, adaxially reddish brown when dry, elliptic to oblong, 6-15.5 × 2-4.8 cm, firmly papery, abaxially densely yellowish puberulent, adaxially glabrous, midrib abaxially raised, adaxially concave, lateral veins 9-11 pairs, abaxially raised, veinlets reticulate, conspicuous on both surfaces, base cuneate, apex shortly acuminate, summit sharp. Panicles arising from near base of current year branchlet, 2.5-5.5 cm, with (5-)7-12 flowers, branched at or above middle of peduncle, densely yellowish puberulent; peduncle 0.9-4 cm. Flowers white, 2.5-3.5 mm. Perianth lobes subequal, ovate, densely yellowish puberulent on both surfaces. Filaments of 3rd series sparsely white pubescent; glands reniform, stipitate; stipe sparsely pubescent. Staminodes triangular-sagittate; stalks hairy. Ovary ovoid. Fruit globose, ca. 1.5 cm in diam., glabrous; fruiting pedicel ca. 1 mm in diam. Fl. Mar, fr. May-Jun.

Mountain ridges or valleys, evergreen broad-leaved forests; 1400-1800 m. SE Yunnan [Vietnam].


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