Revision of Indian Neolitsea (Lauraceae) : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)- Neolitsea revision.pdf- 6 mb.
I am attaching herewith an open access publication as above.
I am especially grateful to Nidhan ji and Anil ji for allowing me to reproduce the field images of N. cuipala and N. pallens respectively.

Congratulations Tapas ji, and thanks for sharing this valuable work.

Congratulations Sir for producing this very amicably worked out analysis of this genus in Indian subcontinent.
Thank you for sharing the document.




Neolitsea gamblei Chakrab. & Diwakar (India (Andhra Pradesh) as per POWO)


Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution
Neolitsea cassia (L.) Kosterm. Tree Western Ghats
& Eastern Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
Kanniya kumari, Dindigul, Namakkal,
Nilgiri, Salem, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Virudhu nagar, Viluppuram
Neolitsea fischeri Gamble Tree Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
Neolitsea foliosa (Nees) Gamble var. caesia (Meisner) Gamble Tree Western
Ghats & Eastern Ghats,  Moist
Deciduous Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987; Gamble 1957
Dindigul, Tiruvanna malai, Vellore,
Neolitsea scrobiculata (Meisner) Gamble Tree Western
Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Moist Deciduous Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
Kanniya kumari, Nilgiri, Salem, Tirunelveli, Tiruvanna malai 


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Neolitsea cassia Laurus cassia, Litsea zeylanica, Neolitsea zeylanica Lauraceae Grey Bollywood

From Biotik– With complete details & pictures-
Neolitsea scrobiculata (Meisner) Gamble
Neolitsea zeylanica (Nees) Merr. = Neolitsea cassia (L.) Kosterm.

1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett
Neolitsea andamanica Kosterm. – I- Andamans
Neolitsea nicobarica Kosterm. (?) – I- Andamans

An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details-
Neolitsea scrobiculata (Meisner) Gamble

Floristic Plants of the World By Rashtra Vardhana (2006)- Details-

Neolitsea : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Neolitsea

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


Pl. go through Neolitsea (‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎Lauraceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia.

If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified images, it will be really nice.

Excellent page.  However, I believe that N. scorbiculata will not stand as a distinct species and it will be eventually merged with the widespread and variable species N. cassia.

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