Lindera pulcherrima (Nees) Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5(13): 185 1886. (syn: Daphnidium pulcherrimum Nees; Lindera pulcherrima var. pulcherrima;                           Benzoin pulcherrimum (Nees) Kuntze);
Common name: Wild Privet, Tree privet • Hindi: dadia, cher, cheri • Khasi: dieng jaburit, dieng tyrthialieh, dieng tyrthia synrang
A large tree ; branchlets hoary. Leaves membranous or thinly coriaceous, greenish when dry, minutely reticulate above with 3 slender raised nerves, beneath finely reticulate, caudate tip often 1 in. long and very slender ; petiole slender, 1/3-1/2 in. Clusters quite sessile, globose ; bracts pale, rather thin, concave, subsilky, outer smaller ; flowers on short silky-tomentose pedicels ; perianth silky. Sepals 6, oblong, membranous ; equal or subequal. Stamens 9, filaments short, nearly glabrous ; of female reduced to 2 glandular filaments. Ovary and style pubescent ; stigma very large. Fruit 1/3 in. long ; perianth wholly deciduous, or rarely fragments remain ; pedicel slender, 1/3-2/3 in., not thickened at the tip
. (From The Flora of British India (1886) from IBIS Flora)


SK1065 05 APR-2018 : 12 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)

Location: Shivapuri National Park, Nepal
Altitude: 8800 ft.
Date: 27 March 2018
Habit : Wild 

Check Lauraceae. May be some Lindera species.

Lindera pulcherrima !!

I have noticed slight difference in the images in FoI and efi.

Please elaborate. Is it Lauraceae? If yes then which genus? Is this Lindera?

Yes it is Lindera pulcherrima as suggested by you and some of the images in google are matching but I feel the images given in the Flowers of India and efloraindia looks slight different. Just my curiosity.

This is typical L. pulcherrima indeed, originally described from Nepal. Perfect match with the type specimens.
The first to imanges in efi are something very different with paniculate inflorescences.
Your images are true addition of the species to EFI.

Thanks, …, I will look into it.

Thank you ! Lindera pulcherrima (Nees) Benth.
Nepali Names : फुस्रे Phusre / खराने Kharaane / किर्किटो Kirkito  / पिपिरी Pipiree/ फुसुरे Phusure


Lindera pulcherrima in FOI : 5 posts by 2 authors.
Lindera pulcherrima in FOI does not match with images at Lindera pulcherrima.
To me appear close to images at Cinnamomum tamala as per comparative images at Cinnamomum

Thanks …, Please delete the existing image and replace the same with the recent images posted by …

Corrected in FOI.


Lindera pulcherrima (Nees) Benth. : 6 posts by 1 author. 6 very high res. images.

Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur
Date: 07 October 2020 
Elevation: 2296m.
Habit : Wild


Lindera pulcherrima (Nees) J. D. Hooker : 4 very high resolution images.

Location: Chandragiri
Date: November 2020
Altitude: 2300m.
Habitat : Wild


MS,Dec.,2021/10 Celtis sp. for id.:
Location : Durtlang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,400 m
Date : 12-03-2018
Habit : Small tree ?
Habitat : Wild

Celtis timorensis ?

I think something else as Celtis timorensis looks different.

I agree …

Celtis philippensis

Flowers look different as per images at

Neolitsea umbrosa ?

I think its leaves look different from Neolitsea umbrosa as per POWO.

Pl. post other images.
Any keys?
I tried many other genera, but failed to arrive at the id.

Keys are not available. Only Neolitsea cassia is recorded in Mizoram

Lindera pulcherrima (Nees) Benth.

… is right. This agrees well with Lindera pulcherrima.


MS, April, 2023/10 Tree for id: 3 images.
Location : Hmuifang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,480 m
Date : 04-04-2023
Habit : Shrub or small tree
Habitat : Wild

To me appears close to images of Lindera pulcherrima as at
Pl. confirm or otherwise.

Yes, Lindera pulcherrima.


Lindera pulcherrima (Nees) Benth.: 7 very high res. images.

Location: Chandragiri, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 2264m.
Date : 8 April 2023
Habitat : Wild

Yes as per images at


MS, Oct., 2023/03 Celtis sp.? for id: 1 image.
Location : Hmuifang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,600 m
Date : 27-10-2023
Habit : Evergreen tree
Habitat : Wild

Looks like Lindera pulcherrima (Nees) Benth. !

Ziziphus incurva ?

No !

I think … is right in its id as

I agree with you. This is a common Lauraceae member in Northeast India.




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