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Machilus versicolora

Description from Flora of China

Persea versicolora (S. K. Lee & F. N. Wei) Kostermans.

Trees, to 30 m tall; trunk to 1 m d.b.h. Branchlets glabrous, yellowish or yellowish brown, conspicuously lenticellate. Petiole 1-2.5 cm, glabrous; leaf blade elliptic, 9-15 × 2.5-4.5 cm, leathery, abaxially appressed pubescent, adaxially glabrous, midrib abaxially elevated, adaxially concave, lateral veins 8-13 pairs, slender, conspicuous abaxially, base narrowly cuneate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences terminal, to 10 cm, usually 5-8 cm, puberulent. Perianth lobes ovate or suboblong, apex obtuse, pubescent on both surfaces, unequal, outer ones somewhat short, ca. 4 × 2 mm, inner ones ca. 5 × 2.2 mm. Filaments of 1st and 2nd series glabrous except for base; glands of 3rd series stipitate, hairy. Staminodes sagittate, hairy. Ovary ovoid; style slender. Fruit compressed globose, ca. 1 cm in diam.; fruiting pedicel slightly thickened, pubescent. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. Jul-Aug.

● Mountain slopes or valleys, mixed forests. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi.


 

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