Litsea stocksii Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 176 1886. (syn: Litsea josephii S. M. Almeida as per efi thread);
Medium trees; branchlets glabrous. Leaves to 15 x 5 cm, elliptic to obovate, acute, reddish beneath, glabrous; lateral nerves 7-9 pairs; petiole 1 cm long. Racemes 6 cm long. Umbellules few, peduncled; bracts orbicular, puberulus. Flowers pedicelled, 6-8 in an umbellule. Fruiting calyx 12 mm across, entire or crenate. Drupes 12 x 8 mm, obovoid, reddish brown, smooth.
Flowering and fruiting: April-June
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)
Please help me to identify this tree species found near a coffee estate in Vaalparai area of Western ghats. The fruits are 1.5cm long and smells little fragrant. Leaves almost 15cm in length.
Place: Valparai, TN
Alt.: 950 m asl
Date: 13 July 2012
Seems to be Litsea sp.
Yes …, I also thought that this should be a Lauraceae. The fruit is slightly fragrant.
I too agree with … following the leaf arrangement and fruit character. This might be Litsea sp.
Could this be Litsea stocksii (Meisner) Hook.f.
It may be Litsea stocksii.
Yes …, the fruits are fragrant and little sticky.
I referred the Flora of South Indian Hills by PF Fyson and the description matches with L.stocksii; half-inch ovoid berry with glabrous leaves of 8 inches is the key character. Thanks for the lead.
29-TSP-ID-13JAN2016-1-Mullaianagiri: Tree for ID : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Kindly identify this tree.
Habit: Small tree
Habitat: Wild, Shola forest
Sighting: Mullaianagiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1700 msl
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A big tree from Kerala on way to Munnar Dec 2009.
Whole tree with all its surface of the stem was covered with these tiny flowers.
This would be Litsea josephii of Lauraceae.