Machilus macranthus (Nees) Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 5(2): 12 1852. (Syn: Cryptocarya floribunda Miq. ex Meisn. (ambiguous synonym); Laurus macrantha Wall.; Machilus glaucescens Wight (ambiguous synonym); Machilus macrantha NeesPersea glaucescens (Wight) N. P. Singh (ambiguous synonym); Persea macrantha (Nees) Kosterm.; Persea macrantha var. brevifolia M. Gangop.);
Indian Subcontinent to China (W. Yunnan) and Myanmar: Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, East Himalaya, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka as per POWO (Machilus glaucescens (Nees) Wight);

Tree for ID from Coorg : AS_10-04-2012:
This tree was seen in a Coorg garden. The fruit was about 18mm across. Pls help ID…..

Persea macrantha

The description and image of leaves, fruit avlbl at Envis-FRLHT site do match.

Sharing the images of Persea macrantha from Coimbatore. Location: NBNP Garden
Date: 01.12.2011
Habitat: Garden

Place: BR Hills, Karnataka
Date: 20 July 2013

Habit: tree, about 15 meters tall
Habitat: along road side near a small hamlet

No flowering or fruiting seen on tree. Is this Terminalia chebula.

I think it could be Persea macrantha

I agree with … that this could be Persea macrantha


Piperaceae, Lauraceae and Thymelaeaceae Fortnight: Persea macrantha (Nees)Kosterm – Lauraceae : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
sharing Persea macrantha (Nees) Kosterm. pic captured at Amboli

Excellent photographs …


Plz validate Id : Persea macrantha :  4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
please validate Id
Persea macrantha, Lauraceae it ?​

sorry i didnt mention location
picture is taken at Amboli, Sindhudurg MH
on 16th Jan 13

I think it is Persea macrantha


ID Help Needed-AA02-20-09-2015 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3). 5 posts by 3 authors.
Kindly help me with the ID. Seen in Kudremukh, Bhagawathy nature camp. It had no fruits or flowers.

The tender leaves resemble that of Persea (Machilus) macrantha. If so it has to give phenolic smell after crushing the leaves.This is just a wild guess.

I think this is Persea macrantha

VZT4-22/1/17 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)

Location- Daouli, Dapoli, MH
Habitat- Wild
Plant Habit- Tree
Height-10 meter

This could be Persea macrantha (Nees) Kosterm. [Lauraceae].

Thanks, …, for the Id.
I also think it matches with images of the same species at Tree for ID from Coorg : AS_10-04-2012


Request for Id of the tree : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
This tree is photographed at Talakona, since there are no flowers I am unable to identify it correctly; please help me in the id

It is Persea macrantha


yb1..Pls id : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Location- Dapoli Maharashtra

Fruit- Green and Black

This appears to be Persea macrantha (Nees) Kosterm. [Lauraceae].

Fwd: fruit green from dapoli : 6 posts by 2 authors. 4 images– 4 to 5 Mb each.

Persea macrantha (Nees) Kosterm. [Lauraceae].
Two of the very same photographs in this thread (IMG_4362.JPG & IMG_4363.JPG) were posted by Yuvraj Patil ji last year!


Tree for ID : Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bangalore : 20JAN20 : AK-23 : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Tree seen in Lalbagh today (20.1.20)

May be a Persea sp.  Need better images of leaves.

Thanks a lot for suggesting Persea.
I will revisit the place in a couple of days. Will click more pictures.

Pl. check comparative images at /species/a—l/l/lauraceae/persea

Adding more pictures taken today.
I could see tiny green fruits.
Attachments (10)

It seems to be Persea macrantha.


Please identify these flowers , photographed at Karbi Anglong (Assam): 3 images.
For me its Castanopsus lanceifolia. Please confirm.

Inflorescence looks different as per POWO & Plant illustrations
Looks something different.

Appears to be some Lauraceae member.
Pl. check Ocotea/ Persea species like Ocotea lancifolia (Schott) Mez

Fruits of the same tree.

These may be from some other tree.

Looks like Lauraceae. Some Persea species?

The attached images are not of Castanopsis lanceifolia (Roxb.) Hickel & A.Camus
Its look like Machilus glaucescens (Nees) Wight
Ocotea glaucescens Nees
Persea macrantha (Nees) Kosterm.

Regarding the sp. identification: 3 very high res. images.
Feb 2023
Nayagarh Odisha

Pl. check with images at

I think yes.


510 ID wild tree: 11 high res. images.
Please ID wild tree,
Location: bloomed near Vannappuram Thodupuzha Idukki Kerala INDIA
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 04DEC2023, 02.10pm
Habitat: wild moisture evergreen misty sloppy canopied alpine
Plant habit: tree overgrown, erect branches, branchlets, hard woody cylindrical stem 55 inches base circumference, rough brownish bark
Height: 20 meters
Leaves: alternate elliptic acute simple glossy size upto: 15×7cm
Flower: axillary panicle inflorescence, clustered, 03 petals, 03 sepals diameter:13mm, green, fragrant
Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x

Pl. check

Yes, it is Persea sps. It’s leaf had an aromatic smell and taste. Sharing leaf image.
2 high res. images.

Yes, it’s dear …, thank you very much for ID my tree