Machilus odoratissima Nees, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 70 1831. (syn: Laurus bombycina Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.; Laurus champa Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.; Laurus indica Lour.; Laurus odoratissima Wall.; Machilus indica Kurz; Machilus madang Miq.; Persea odoratissima (Nees) Kosterm.) as per Catalogue of Life;
Tree for ID : Sattal,Uttarakhand : 310313 : AK-3 : Attachments (5). 6 posts by 4 authors.
A huge tree near the Sattal Lake, with tiny yellowish-green flowers.
It could be Persea sp
To me it seems Persea odoratissima (Lauraceae) which grow in this area and common.
SK1834 07 April 2019 : 13 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)- around 900 kb each.
Location: Swoyambhu, Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 27 March 2019
Elevation : 1400 m.
Habit : May be Wild
wild but considered sacred? is it in temple grounds?
It looks like Alseodaphne semecarpifolia Nees
Not sure since since it is not listed in Nepal.
What Lauraceae species are found in Nepal? I am just going on what I can see of the flowers, the red peduncles, colour of new foliage etc.
Does not look like matching.
A Persea species, then seems more likely.
My apologies for wasting time with mere guesswork.
Cannot not decide …!
I guess its Persea and more likely P gamblei. Probably you have already checked this.
I will go for Machilus odoratissima Nees, as per details and references herein.
Thank you … I guess matching.
Syn : Persea odoratissima (Nees) Kosterm.
Another Tree for ID/ABDEC27 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
This medium size tree is the only sample I have seen so far (I will probably see more once I know its identity). I first noticed it last summer when I saw abnormal growth on several of its leaves. The growth is still there but it is brown and brittle in stead of pink and firm. The bruised leaves have a strong betel like smell. Please help identify it.
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
12 December 2014
Looking lauraceae member
Thank you for resurfacing this, I had the opportunity to see the tree in flower last year and think it is likely to be Machilus odoratissima. Here are a few images to support my ID.
I think it could be Machilus odoratissima.
I agree with you.
Persea odoratissima from Chopta Uttarakhand-GS06112021-1: 4 images.
Persea odoratissima (King ex Hook.f) Kostermans
The species distinguished from another West Himalayan species in coriaceous leaves having 7-13 pairs of nerves, sepals oblong, reflexed in fruit, fruit ellipsoid up to 15 mm long, 7 mm broad.
Accepted name Machilus odoratissima Nees
Now it is Machilus odioratissima.
Location: Bhalkot, Baglung, West Nepal
Date: 30 May 2023
Habit : Wild
If the leaves and inflorescences are glabrous, then you can think of Machilus odoratissima.
Machilus odoratissima Nees
Yes, id suggested by …, appears close as per images at
If the inflorescences are glabrous, the yes, Machilus odoratissima.