Litsea floribunda (Bl.) Gamble, Gamble, Fl. Madras 2: 1238. 1993;
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Dioecious trees, to 15 high, bark 8-10 mm thick, light brown, smooth, brittle, lenticellate; lenticels horizontal; blaze dull yellow; branchlets brown to black pubescent. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 10-15 mm long, stout, pubescent; lamina 7.5-28 x 3.7-10.5 cm, elliptic, obovate-oblong, elliptic-oblong or ovate-oblong, base acute, apex acute, or acuminate, margin entire, glabrous above except midrib above and rusty tomentose beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 10-15 pairs, pinnate, prominent; intercostae subscalariform, prominent. Flowers unisexual, in axillary racemose umbellule; peduncle upto 1 mm long, silky pubescent; bracts 4, orbicular, silky tomentose; flowers 6-8 in an umbellule; perianth tube turbinate, silky tomentose, lobes 6; stamens 12, in 4 rows; filaments hairy, those of rows 1 and 2 usually eglandular, those of rows 3 and 4 with 2-glands; anthers 4-celled, introrse; staminodes in female flowers as the stamens of males but those of the outer rows clavate or linear, those of the inner rows subulate and 2 glandular; ovary half inferior, stigma capitate. Fruit a berry, 12-18 mm long, oblong, seated on a turbinate perianth tube.

Flowering and fruiting: December-April
Evergreen, semi-evergreen and shola forests
Western Ghats (Endemic)

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DV :: 30MAR11 – 0352 :: fruiting tree at Kodagu Valley Resort: A medium-sized tree (most probably planted, could be wild).

Date/Time : March 30, 2011 at 3.52pm IST
Location Place : at Kodagu Valley Resort, Coorg, Karnataka … 12.441011,
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on Google maps <http://goo.gl/maps/HGyT>
Altitude : 3704 ft (above mean sea level)

– I presume this to be a Litsaea sp. Family Lauraceae.  I had seen a similar species (could be the same one) in the wild recently. I will send the photograph later. It was quite common and the trees were full of fruits.


–  It looks like Litsea floribunda
it is lauraceae for sure…


– Yes, it does look like Litsea floribunda, popularly known as ‘Nara mamidi’ in Telugu. It is a Red Listed medicinal plant. http://www.biotik.org/india/species/l/litsflor/litsflor_09_en.html


Litsea floribunda 90%


Identified as Litsea wightiana var. tomentosa as per another thread http://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/caf93fa1e7f80add?hl=en_IN#


 

Would you please let me know the altitude at which you have photographed this plant. At lease place name, I shall get the altitude.
I think it is on the way to the dam site! Am I correct?
It is most probably Litsea floribunda to me.

I think the altitude is roughly between 900 and 1000m. Hope this will suffice. I took the photographs since it was full of fruits but did not closely observe the floral features. Next time I will.


It is L. floribunda. The leaf venation is typical. In L. wightiana, the leaf venation is more different.

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Litsea ? SN Mar 49 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3).

 

 

wild tree near Medikere, Karnataka


It indeed looks like Litsea.


Litsea floribunda


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Litsea floribunda Gamble SN May 39 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).

Litsea floribunda Gamble, wild tree from Coorg area of Karnataka


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ANSEPT89 Is this a Litsea sp.? :  1 post by 1 author. Attachments (9).

Coorg
Road to Abbey Falls
August 29th 2014


ANSEPT89 Litsea sp.? :  5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).

Madikeri, Coorg
Road to Abbey Falls
August 2014


Attachments (3)


… has suggested that the attached photos may be Litsea floribunda


Litsea floribunda


Images by Anurag N. Sharma

 

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ANDEC10/10 Litsea(?) sp. for identification : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (14)

Family: Lauraceae
Date: 28th December 2014
Place: Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka

Habit: Medium sized tree


Litsea species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available) 


Litsea floribunda


ANFEB16 Litsea sp. for identification : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (10)

Family: Lauraceae
Date: 27th December 2014
Place: Hebri, Karnataka

Habit: Tree


Litsea floribunda


ANJAN05/05 Litsea floribunda (Blume) Gamble : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)

Family: Lauraceae
Date: 30th December 2015
Place: Kottigehara, Chikkamagaluru District, Karnataka

Habit: Tree
Habitat: Semi-evergreen forest


 

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24-TSP-ID-11JAN2016-1-Kottigehara: Tree for ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

Kindly identify this plant. 

Habit: Tree 

Habitat: Wild, Semi-evergreen forest 

Sighting: Kottigehara, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl 

Date: 28-11-2015


Litsea sp. Litsea floribunda (Blume) Gamble perhaps.


Thanks for the ID …


No problem sir. I saw one Litsea floribunda in the same area at the start of the ghat two weeks back. If this is the same spot, then it should be the same species.


Yes … I found this exactly in the same location, at the start of the Ghat, on the right, just as one starts his descent.

 

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32-TSP-ID-14JAN2016-Balige_Horanadu: Tree for ID : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)

Kindly identify this tree. Could this be one of Litsea sp….? 

Habit: Tree 

Habitat: Wild, Evergreen forest 

Sighting: Balige- Horanadu, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1300 msl 

Date: 26-11-2015


Litsea species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net) 


 

May be this is Litsea floribunda


Litsea florbunda


 

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FOR ID Litsea :: Attigundi Road :: 14 NOV 2016 :: DVDEC60 : 4 posts by 2 authors. 4 images.

Attigundi Road Karnataka
Date: 14 NOV 2016 … Altitude: ~ 1450 – 1600 m (4750 – 5250 ft) asl
Litsea ¿ species ? … (family: Lauraceae)

Dear friends,
Hopefully the photos help in recognizing the species of Litsea.


Litsea floribunda


 

 

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FOR ID Litsea sp. :: Bisle Ghat :: 15 NOV 2016 :: DVDEC77 : 6 posts by 3 authors. 5 images.

Bisle Ghat Karnataka
Date: 15 NOV 2016 … Altitude range: ~ 956 – 139 m (3136 – 456 ft) asl
Litsea ¿ species ? … (family: Lauraceae)

Dear friends,
Hopefully, the photos may help in recognizing the species of Litsea.


Litsea floribunda


 

 

 

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FOR ID Litsea sp. :: Bisle Ghat :: 15 NOV 2016 :: DVDEC73 : 8 posts by 3 authors. 4 images.

Bisle Ghat Karnataka
Date: 15 NOV 2016 … Altitude range: ~ 956 – 139 m (3136 – 456 ft) asl
Litsea ¿ species ? … (family: Lauraceae)

Dear friends,
Please help with name of species if the leaves in photos provide clues to recognize this Litsea.


Litsea floribunda


Litsea floribunda (Blume) Gamble


 

Here are two pictures of Litsea sp. Seems to be similar to the one .. has sent. This was taken from Silent Valley National Park, Kerala


… yes, … plant matches mine absolutely.


here is the comments from …, who is revising family Lauraceae for South India. “It is Litsea wightiana var. tomentosa


Link to discussion on my plant (similar to ..) …


 

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ANSEPT34 Litsea wightiana : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4). Identified by …
Chikamagalur-Kemmangudi Road
13th September 2014


 

If we go by leaf veins, it looks closer to L. floribunda as per http://www.biotik.org/india/species/l/litsflor/litsflor_en.html rather than L. wightiana as per http://www.biotik.org/india/species/l/litswigh/litswigh_en.html
Also similar posts are identified as Litsea floribunda (Bl.) Gamble in efloraofindia as per images herein.

Pl. confirm.


The leaves and inflorescence best matches with Litsea floribunda (Blume) Gamble. Please see the attachment.

Attachments (1) – ENDEMIC LITSEA LAM. (LAURACEAE) OF INDIA – I.pdf


I have been following the Lauraceae members especially Litsea and Cryptocarya for a long time. It is very difficult to differentiate most of the times. I have examined this and i feel it is Litsea floribunda Gamble. as suggested by …
Litsea wightiana Hook is having some what smaller, obovate-Obtuse leaves with less number of veins. Obovate- oblong elliptic narrower leaf is only for the L. wightiana var tomentosa and that is an entirely different specimen.  the length of the inflorescence of Litsea wightiana Hook is also smaller and less blooming when compared to L. floribunda.
The nature of the lenticels also vary.

I have come across variations within L. floribunda especially in the size of the leaves from lower elevation to higher, get reduced. But the more number of veins, length of the inflorescence, varying and larger size of the eaves strictly acute-acuminate leaf tip differentiate it from Litsea wightiana Hook


Please show us any Cryptocarya if available.


As regards Litsea, please contact … who has studied South Indian Lauraceae for his Ph. D.


Please find the attached paper for Cryptocarya anamalayana Gamble.
i will be following the posts related to Litsea and Cryptocarya. will post some photographs tomorrow.
Attachments (1)– cryptocarya bachan.pdf

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ANAPR11 Litsea sp. for identification: 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (6)

Family: Lauraceae
Date: April 2015
Place: Agumbe, Karnataka

Habit: Tree
Is this Litsea floribunda or Litsea wightiana?


Identified by … as Litsea wightiana.


If we go by leaf veins, it looks closer to L. floribunda as per http://www.biotik.org/india/species/l/litsflor/litsflor_en.html rather than L. wightiana as per http://www.biotik.org/india/species/l/litswigh/litswigh_en.html
Also similar posts are identified as Litsea floribunda (Bl.) Gamble in efloraofindia as per images herein.

Pl. confirm.


Litsea floribunda (Blume) Gamble.


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Lauraceae tree for ID :: Nilgiris :: MK004 NOV2016 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)

Please help me in identifying this tree species found in an evergreen forests of Nilgiris.
Date: 25 April 2016
Place: Pykara, Nilgiris, TN

Alt.: 2140 m asl


Could be Litsea wightianamore brown hairs and veins are bold, leaves are darker green, edges are curved.


This could be Litsea wightiana


If we go by leaf veins, it looks closer to L. floribunda as per http://www.biotik.org/india/species/l/litsflor/litsflor_en.html rather than L. wightiana as per http://www.biotik.org/india/species/l/litswigh/litswigh_en.html
Also similar posts are identified as Litsea floribunda (Bl.) Gamble in efloraofindia as per images herein.

Pl. confirm.


 


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Tree for Identification 290520AC01 : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1) – 1 mb.

Help me to identify this tree. Only one photograph is available.

Date – February 2020

Location- Mankulam, Idukki district, Kerala, Western Ghats

Habitat- Medium elevation evergreen forest


Looks like some litsea


I Think it is Litsea monopetala (Roxb.) Pers .

But, does it have distribution in Kerala??


Thanks, …, for the id.
I do not think Litsea monopetala has distribution in the area.
I feel it may be close to Litsea floribunda (Bl.) Gamble as per comparative images at Litsea

Ok, thanks. It is very probable.


 

 

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