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;    

India, Pakistan (Swat, Hazara, Pakistani Punjab, Murree), Jammu & Kashmir (Poonch, Kashmir), peninsular Malaysia, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin, Mandalay, Mon, Taninthayi, Yangon), Nepal, Laos, Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life;

Common name: Fragrant Bay Tree • Nepali: सेतो
कौलो Seto Kaulo;



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.

Kindly id.

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.

Any chance of any Cryptocarya?

Does not look like matching.

A Persea species, then seems more likely.
My apologies for wasting time with mere guesswork.

Closest I can go as per comparative images at Machilus & Persea is Machilus odoratissima Nees
Pl. check.

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.


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