Machilus duthiei King, Fl. Brit. India 5: 861 861 1890. (Syn: Persea duthiei (King) Kosterm.);
Pakistan (Swat, Hazara, Murree), Jammu & Kashmir (Poonch, Kashmir), N-India, Sikkim, Bhutan, Nepal, China (SW-Sichuan, Yunnan), SE-Tibet as per Catalogue of Life;


Kalatope Tree for id – Al041912:  Is this tree Persea duthiei…??
Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 2100 mts
Habit Tree
Habitat wild
Height 15 mts maybe more…
Flowering season April

It looks like Persea duthie, which is on flowering nowdays, and found in shady and moist jungle, ravine, I have taken many shots at the altitute of 2100m. Phoebe lanceolata is also on flowering but it is just Persea duthie

Flora of Chakrata 2012: Machilus duthie for validation:
This one was shot from Chakrata region in May 2012, a mid-sized tree with glabrous leaves, the identification was attempted by refering to Flora Simlensis….
I could identify this as Machilus duthie King, though no fruits could be seen… attaching the illustration from Fl. Sim. for reference. Hoping to get response regarding validation/correction…

Agreed … New name is Persea duthiei

Very nice upload of a Lauraceae member.
Can’t validate but I think you are correct. Attaching an illustration from Flora of Pakistan.


Piperaceae, Lauraceae and Thymelaeaceae Fortnight: Lauraceae-Persea duthiei for sharingg and validation -NS SEP 04 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5).
This small tree was shot from Chakrata area in May 2012.. I could get to id as Persea duthiei Syn. Machilus duthiei.. Please give your inputs and correct/validate the id..

Leaves 5-10 inches long, lateral nerves 12-20 pairs indicate it as P.duthiei.

It looks me Persea duthiei too.

Celastraceae & Sapindaceae Fortnight : Sapindaceae : Litchi chinensis : For Validation : Uttarakhand : 070114 : AK-1 : 11 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3).
Tree seen on way to Nainital on 23/3/13.
Hope this is the Lychee tree but not sure.
Posting for validation.

I think this is not Litchi because leaf of Litchi is different from this plant.

If not Litchi, could you identify the tree please?

Agree with … It looks different from Litchi inflorescence and leaves.
Let the expert to conclude.
I have no idea what plant it could be.

Could it be Avocado Tree, Persea Americana?

Adding pictures of Persea americana, Avocado taken in Sri Lanka.
I hope these pictures help in the id of the posted tree.
These were taken in Nov,2010.

Appears like Duthie’s Bay Tree

Thanks for the id. It does look like it.


27122014GS2 another tree for ID from Uttarakhand-GSDEC14 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Kindly help in ID of this tree photographed from along Chopta Mandal road in Uttarakhand in June, 2013.

I think the same tree from Baijnath, photographed in April. Attachments (2).

The tree is a Lauraceae member, must be Persea species.

Yes …, Persea duthiei looking at globose young fruits.

Persea duthiei?? AT JAN 2017/03 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Kindly confirm
Persea duthiei??
Medium sized tree
April 2015

efi page on this species: Machilus duthiei                                          

Persea duthei from Uttarakhand pl Validate-GS06112021-2: 3 images.
Persea duthiei (King ex Hook. f.) Kostermans
Distinguished from P. odoratissima in leaves with 10-20 pairs of lateral leaves, linear-oblong sepals, spreading in fruit and globose fruits.
Photographed from Below Chopta, Uttarakhand, 31-5-2013

Accepted name Machilus duthiei King ex Hook.f

Now it is back to Machilus duthie.


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