Pipli Tree • Assamese: পীপলী Pipli • Nepali: पिप्ली Pipli
Himalaya (Nepal to Bhutan), Assam, east to China, south to Malaya and Sumatra as per Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal;
 

 

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Please can someone tell me if I am correct in thinking this is TECTONA GRANDIS.
Pictures taken 4th April 2011.
Planted young trees.
Between Rinchenpong, Sikkim and Kalimpong, West Bengal


Tectona leaf pictures for comparison.


Hmm! I am miles out.
Deffinitely not Tectona.
Leaves in my pics show a very different vein pattern. Back to the drawing board.

What is this young planted tree?
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It may be Exbucklandia populnea of Hamamelidaceae.
http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?stat=BROWSE&query_src=photos_flora_sci&where-genre=Plant&where-taxon=Exbucklandia+populnea&title_tag=Exbucklandia+populnea


Thank you … for your suggestion, also the link to Cal photos. This a tree new to me.
I would be so thrilled to have got a pic of a tree in Hamamelidaceae.

We grow many named shrubby Hamamelis.  I love the tiny spidery flowers on the bare stems in January/
February.  The scent on some is wonderful. They really lifts my spirits in the depth of a cold winter.
Please can someone confirm if this is Exbucklandia populnea?

Yes from me too! The characteristic stipule visible in the first photograph suggest this to be Exbucklandia populnea. Common in E. Himalayan region.


I found very good close ups on WWW of the young leaf buds.
However, my knowledge of foreign trees is not good enough to be sure that this is the only tree in the area to have these.
I am delighted with this chance find.

A friend in Sikkim has just told me the local Nepali name for this tree is Pipli.
It is very popular as a fodder tree. This link is rather interesting….. http://www.arthurleej.com/p-o-m-Jan09.html


Attaching images are Exbucklandia populnea (R.Br. ex Griff.) R.W.Br. collecting from Barapani (Shillong). It is a primitive angiosperm grown in Experimental garden, Barapani (Shillong).
Genus & Species : Exbucklandia populnea (R.Br. ex Griff.) R.W.Br.
Family : Hamamelidaceae
Location : Experimental garden Barapani (Meghalaya)
Time of collection : 19/10/2012
Habit : Tree
Leaf : Large stipule

 

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Exbucklandia populnea from Shillong: 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Attaching images are Exbucklandia populnea (R.Br. ex Griff.) R.W.Br. collecting from Barapani(Shillong). It is a primitive angiosperm grown in Experimental garden, Barapani(Shillong).
Genus & Species : Exbucklandia populnea (R.Br. ex Griff.) R.W.Br.
Family : Hamamelidaceae
Location : Experimental garden Barapani (Meghalaya)
Time of collection : 19/10/2012
Habit : Tree
Leaf : Large stipule

I found one reference that says there is large specimen at UC BERKELY… … if you happen to go there may be we get to see the full grown tree…
I quote “Also at UC Berkeley Botanic Garden

There is also a very large specimen of this growing at the Berkeley Botanic Garden, and I don’t think cold hardiness is an issue, as the genus is rated to USDA zone 7 conditions.
From a distance it reminded me of an evergreen Liriodendron tulipifera. I don’t remember noticing any particular red coloring on the tree, but this may be due to not paying it much attention.
The above followup was added by bahia on December 20, 2007 at 0:28 am PST.”

Here is one I photographed in June, 2008 from UC Berkeley


 

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Nilgiris :: Tree for identification :: 201113MK003 : Attachments (11). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Please help me in identifying this tree planted in a private area as shade/ornamental tree.
No fragrance or latex observed.
Place: Ooty town, Nilgiris, TN
Date: 15 August 2013
Alt.: 2200 m asl


Exbucklandia populnea.


Thanks a lot … this Pipli tree.


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Request for ID: 300110-AK-2 : 12 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)

Picture taken on the 24th of October,08 at Kodaikanal.

These trees were found lining the Kodai lake, one of the most beautiful lakes… as also in other parks. Kindly help in identifying please.


Could it not be Viscum album taking hold of the tree???


… is it the portia tree, Thespesia populnea.
On second thoughts it may not be — am sure … is familiar with it.

It is not look like Viscum. Very sorry I have not seen this plant earlier


I think Exbucklandia populnea (Hamamelidaceae)


Can u plz post a full habit photograph of the same? I’m almost sure about this plant to be as Exbucklandia populnea because of the characteristic stipules. U can find this plant at so many places in NE India.


 

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Request for identification-E3 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Kindly request you to identify with scientific name. This photo has been taken in East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya  

This is Exbucklandia populnea (Hamamelidaceae)


 

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Request for ID of the tree : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Place: Bombay Shola, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Date: 19/01/18

It is very difficult to ID the species from the photograph which is  opaque.  Nevertheless, my guess is it could be some Tiliaceae species. 


Exbucklandia populnea – Pipli Tree


 

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SK1266 07 JUL 2018 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- around 800 kb each. 
Location:  Kalimpong, WB, India
Date: 10 May 2018
Altitude: 5000 ft.
Habit : Wild

Not sure it may be exbucklandia populnea

Yes it is. Exbucklandia populnea (r. br. ex griff.) r. w. brown
Actually I could not recall the name.


 
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