Alnus nitida (Spach) Endl., Gen. Pl. Suppl. 4(2): 20 1847. (Syn: Clethropsis nitida Spach);

This species occurs in the temperate part of the Himalayas (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir). It usually occurs at low elevations (between 1,000 m and 3,000 m asl).

Native: Afghanistan; India (Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Uttaranchal); Nepal; Pakistan
This species occurs as a large tree reaching 20 m in height or taller. This species fringes the banks of rivers and not uncommonly descends with them into the plains. It occasionally ascends to high elevations. In western Nepal this species is restricted to an elevation of between 2,300 m and 2,800 m asl. Pure forest of this species is well developed along the Mugu Karnali river.
A concoction of the bark is applied to treat swelling and body pain. The bark is also used in some places for dyeing and tanning purposes. The wood is used for construction and furniture. This species is cultivated as a roadside tree in Pakistan. 
Citation: Shaw, K., Roy , S. & Wilson, B. 2014. Alnus nitida. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T194659A2356455. Downloaded on 29 April 2016.


Tree from Dalhousie id Al040712:  A tree in flowering nowadays…
Location Dalhousie, Chamba
Altitude 1800 mts
Habit Tree
Habitat wild
Height 15-20 mts
Season March-April

This is interesting, flowers have withered and are staminate only, in these pics….seems to be a Euphorbiaceae member, can be one among Sapium or Trewia, I wish anyone comes up with final verdict.

… from searches on the net … could it be Trewia nudiflora…??

Yes …. This can be T. nudiflora but I am not fully sure, try to locate female plant if you can….

This plant seems to be Alnus nitida to me. Please see the description from the flora of this plant.



Alnus sp? ABAPR01/02 : 9 posts by 5 authors. 7 images.
This is another tree in the same area as the Daphniphyllum. Today I photographed a couple of these trees and suspect them to be Alnus sp. (Alnus nepalensis, perhaps). I did not see flower or fruit but I will keep an eye. Please advise.
Alnus sp.?
Above Dal Lake, Dharamshala, HP
18 April 2016.

Yes. Alnus as per my knowledge.

the typical reddish/ brownish bark with small dots and dash remind me of Alder tree. is that the same?
these red twigs (from further up the tree) are a favoutire of high end florists for avant garde decorations, alsmost stark and graphic…

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

Yes definitely Alnus, but could be one of two species I think. 

This is Alnus sp. 

Pl.check for Alnus nitidaKunish

Thank you …

Alnus nitida



Id of Tree – ID05122019SH2- Haldina cordifolia ? : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4) – around 800 kb each.

Tree for id pl. I was wondering about this tree’s shining trunks at night time. Saw many of these trees in Chopta as well as Mandal. Is it Haldina cordifolia ?
Location -Mandal (Uttarakhand)
Date – November 2019

Alnus nitida

West Himalayan Alder
Family – Betulaceae

Alnus nitida