Machilus gamblei King ex Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5(13): 138 1886. (Syn: Machilus bombycina King ex Hook. f.; Machilus suaveolens S.K. Lee; Persea bombycina (King ex Hook. f.) Kosterm.; Persea suaveolens (S.K. Lee) Kosterm.;                       (≡) Persea gamblei (King ex Hook. f.) Kosterm.);

Machilus gamblei King ex Hook. f. from Assam 11, Feb 2014 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (11).

Attached images may be Machilus gamblei King ex Hook. f. (Machilus bombycina King ex Hook. f.) which is a primary food plant for Muga Silk. Please validate. 
Date :18.02.2014
Location: Assam
Family :Lauraceae
Genus & species : Machilus gamblei King ex Hook. f. (Machilus bombycina King ex Hook. f.)
Vern. Name : Som (Assamese)
Habitat: Planting on garden.
Habit : Tree   


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Attached images are Machilus gamblei King ex Hook. f. [Syn. Machilus bombycina King ex Hook. f.] from Assam, known as Som in Assamese. It is another primary food plant for Muga Silk worm (Antheraea assama). Antheraea assama is endemic to Assam.


 

References:

The Plant List Ver.1.1  Tropicos  GRIN  Flora of China  Checklist of Nepal  Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993- p.440)

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