Litsea wightiana (Nees) Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 177 177 1886. (Syn: Cylicodaphne wightiana Nees (Unresolved)) ?;
Evergreen dioecious trees, to 15 m high, bark surface brown, smooth, lenticellate; lenticels horizontal; branchlets brown pubescent. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 10-20 mm long, stout, brown pubescent; lamina 7-15 x 3-9 cm, obovate or oblong, base acute or rarely obtuse, apex obtuse, margin entire, often recurved, glabrous above, rusty brown pubescent beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 4-8 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae scalariform, faint. Flowers unisexual, in axillary racemose umbellules, the whole inflorescence brown pubescent; bracts 5-8, obovate, concave, densely hairy outside, perianth short; lobes 5, oblong, densely fulvous hairy; stamens 12, in 4 rows; filaments hairy, of rows 1 and 2 usually eglandular, those of 3 and 4 with 2-glands; anthers 4-celled, introrse; staminodes in female as the of stamens of males, those of outer rows linear, those of inner rows subulate and 2-glandular; ovary half inferior, enclosed in perianth tube, globose, 1 mm across, 1-celled, ovule 1, pendulous; style thick, stigma dilated, irregularly lobed. Fruit a berry ovoid, seated on the cup shaped perianth tube.
Flowering and fruiting: August-October
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)
(From India Biodiversity Portal (Litsea wightiana (Nees) Hook.f. var. tomentosa (Meisner) Gamble))
Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C.B.Rob.? SN May 23 : 7 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (3).
Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C.B.Rob, Fam: Lauraceae;
medium sized wild tree, near Gudalur, Ooty Tamilnadu
I have a doubt that this is Litsea glutinosa
More similar to L. stocksii
?? Litsea laevigata Gamble
slightly sulcate leaves are fascicles infruitescence – both somehow direct me towards this.
I think this is Litsea glutinosa – Attachments (2)
Can it be Litsea wightiana (Nees) Hook. f. or is it some other species like L. stocksii ?
Litsea wightiana (Nees) Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 177 (1886).
= Cylicodaphne wightiana Nees in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 68 (1831).
This is neither Litsea wightiana Hook, since the similarity can only be assigned to Litsea wightiana Hook var tomentosa. but the nature of the specimen especially the pubescence clearly indicate this is not Litsea wightiana Hook and there are many other reason refer to Gamble or the type specimens.
nor this is L. stocksii basaed on the nature of veins, perianth cup etc…. i wll try to get it clarified, a close image of the leaves and stem can help
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