Persea brevipetiolata

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Persea brevipetiolata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Laurales
Family: Lauraceae
Genus: Persea
Species: P. brevipetiolata
Binomial name
Persea brevipetiolata
van der Werff

Persea brevipetiolata is a plant species known from the Mexican States of Oaxaca and Veracruz. It is found in lowland forests in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec at elevations less than 250 m.[1][2]

Persea brevipetiolata is a tree up to 8 m tall. Leaves are elliptical, thick and leathery, up to 16 cm long, with petioles less than 8 mm long, and with raised veins forming a conspicuous network on the underside. Flowers are about 4 mm in diameter, hairless, yellow-green. Fruits are spherical, about 2 mm in diameter.[1][3][4]


  1. ^ a b van der Werff, Hendrik Hessel. 2002. A synopsis of Persea (Lauraceae) in Central America. Novon 12:575-586.
  2. ^ Davidse, G., M. Sousa Sánchez, S. Knapp & F. Chiang Cabrera. 2014. Cycadaceae a Connaraceae. 2(1): ined. In G. Davidse, M. Sousa Sánchez, S. Knapp & F. Chiang Cabrera (eds.) Fl. Mesoamer.. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México.
  3. ^ photo of isotype of Persea brevipetiolata at Missouri Botanical Garden
  4. ^ CONABIO. 2009. Catálogo taxonómico de especies de México. 1. In Capital Nat. México. CONABIO, Mexico City.