Actinodaphne bourdillonii Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1925: 129 1925.
Malayalam: Eeyoli, Malavirinji;
Habit- Trees up to 10 m tall.
Trunk & Bark- Bark smooth, brownish, lenticellate; blaze light orange.
Branches and Branchlets- Young branchlets terete, fulvous tomentose.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate, spiral, subverticilate; petiole 0.8-1.2 cm long, flat, densely fulvous tomentose; lamina 11-24 x 2-6.3 cm, narrowly long elliptic-oblanceolate, apex narrowly acute to acuminate; base narrowly cuneate, margin entire, chartaceous, densely tomentose on midrib and nerves beneath, glabrous above except midrib; midrib raised above; secondary nerves 7-14 pairs, very oblique; tertiary nerves closely horizontally percurrent.
Inflorescence / Flower- Flowers unisexual, dioecious, in umbels on short peduncle.
Fruit and Seed- Berry, black when ripe, seated on cup shaped fruiting perianth; seeds 1.
Understorey trees in wet evergreen forests between 900 and 2400 m.
Endemic to the Western Ghats- South Sahyadri and Palakkad Hills
(Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry
Actinodaphne from Periyar : 8 posts by 3 authors.
taken this from Periyar tiger reserve, I think it is Actinodaphne, but I do not know the species. Please ID
I have a feeling that it might be either A. malabarica or A. bourdilloni
It is Actinodaphne bourdillonii Gamble, you can see it in this link http://www.biotik.org/india/species/a/actibour/actibour_en.html
Piperaceae, Lauraceae and Thymelaeaceae SN 05 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Actinodaphne bourdillonii Gamble wild tree from Naduvattam area of Nilgiris