Neolitsea cuipala (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) Kosterm., Bull. Bot. Syrv. India 10:287. 1969 (Syn: (=) Litsea lanuginosa Nees; (=) Neolitsea lanuginosa (Nees) Gamble; (≡) Tetranthera cuipala Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don (basionym));
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Flora of Bhutan gives the following keys:
1. Leaves oblanceolate, 13-25cm, clustered at branch ends; flower clusters l.5—2.5cm diameter; fruit ellipsoid 12-15mm …..1. N. cuipala
+ Leaves ovate-elliptic, 7-14cm, not clustered at branch ends; flower clusters c l cm diameter; fruit globose 8—9mm ……… ..2. N. foliosa
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There are keys also in Online Flora of Nepal.
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My Pending Identifications: Chakrata-Unid Tree:: NS MARCH 06 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6).
This tree was shot from near “Samadhi of Chir Mahavriksh” in Tiuni area of Uttrakhand

hope to get id, I have only these pics..


Input received from … Actinodaphne spp (Lauraceae)… please check..


Actinodaphnesome species in India & efloraofindia with some keys


It may be Litsea lanuginosa


Some feedback from another thread;

“I admit that the species in Neolitsea can be delimited only on the basis of certain tendencies exhibited by the individuals and not by sharp differences.

Here, in this case, you have provided three threads. All the samples are of Neolitsea, for the 3-plinerved clustered leaves, umbellate inflorescences and the perulate apical buds.  The other characters not discernible here are the dimerous flowers and the 4-locular stamens.
Now coming to the specific identity.  ……………….  The third set of images bear the suggested identity of N. languinosa by the Late Kishan Lal ji,  I agree.  Here, in these images (uploaded by Nidhan Singh ji) we can notice that the leaves are tending to be thinner in texture (chartaceous) and further tending to be obovate to oblanceolate rather than narrowly oblong-elliptic.  The young fruits are also tending to be somewhat oblong rather than subglobose (in N. pallens). N. languinosa is a synonym of N. cuipala. ……………….. “” from …
“Third set is by … (I have similar  looking plant photographs with me, which I’ll post separately).  …………….
Set/Link 2: (efi thread)
………………………… Set/Link 3: efi thread
Terminal buds not present. Can it be included in genus Neolitsea?” from …

“While I admit that I have no expertise in Lauraceae, I would suggest that you should go ahead with population studies on the abundant trees available in your surroundings and arrive at a conclusion. The comments made by me were based on observations on the low resolution images for which you provided the links. I would like to inform you and other workers interested in the family Lauraceae that the specific distinctions in Neolitsea are largely relative and therefore it may be risky to name a specimen of Neolitsea without comparing with authentically named materials!

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Kindly note that the leaves are strongly 3-plinerved at base ruling out Actinodaphne as well as Litsea. The primary venation pattern of the leaves and their pseudo-verticillate arrangement together with umbellate infructescences are among important generic characters of Neolitsea. The species is N. cuipala which is abundant in Uttarakhand.


However if the leaves were compound then you have to think of some other family.


Thanks a lot … for elaboration and … for keeping the thread on surface..

I will try to get some more details and come back!!


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SK 2212 09 October 2019 : 15 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)- 6 mb.

Location: Ranibari, Kathmandu
Date: 10 September  2019
Elevation: 1370 m.

Habitat : Wild.


Attachments (1)- 6 mb.


Attachments (2) – 3 mb each.


Attachments (1)- 6 mb.


The buds and leaf suggests it belongs to Lauraceae; in lauraceae buds are covered by bud scales, here it is evident; 3 veins from base of leaf


A species of Neolitsea


Thanks a lot, … Yes, now I realise.


Neolitsea cuipala (D.Don) Kosterm. ??
Only this looks matching among the three listed in the ACFPoN.
Neolitsea

Flora of Bhutan gives the following keys:
1. Leaves oblanceolate, 13-25cm, clustered at branch ends; flower clusters l.5—2.5cm diameter; fruit ellipsoid 12-15mm …..1. N. cuipala
+ Leaves ovate-elliptic, 7-14cm, not clustered at branch ends; flower clusters c l cm diameter; fruit globose 8—9mm ……… ..2. N. foliosa
There are keys also in Online Flora of Nepal.
Following these, leads me to your suggested id of Neolitsea cuipala

The above key is correct and this is Neolitsea cuipala.



5 April 2021

Neolitsea lanuginosa (Nees) Gamble  :  accepted name ??
4 very high resolution imaes.


Yes, this is Neolitsea cuipala (D.Don) Kosterm. = Neolitsea languinosa (Nees)


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Request for identification of Litsea species.: 2 high resolution images.
Here I’m attaching images of Litsea species, please check it. For me it may be L.  launginosa ( introduced)
Captured at Srinagar Garhwal Uttarakhand.


Check with Neolitsea


Seems to be Neolitsea cuipala.


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Lauraceae member for ID AT JAN 2017/02 : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Kindly identify this Lauraceae member
Medium sized tree
Alongside the seasonal water streams
Dense foliage, Leaves upto 20cm long, lanceolate
Fruits not seen
Solan
March 2015


Neolitsea. Which are the species recorded in HP?


Neolitsea pallens (D.Don) Momiay. & H. Hara [ex H. Hara!].


Thank you, …

Three species of Neolitsea have been listed by Chowdhery and Wadhwa in FLORA OF HIMACHAL PRADERSH, which are:
1. Neoltsea chinensis (Lam.) Chun
2. N. lanuginosa (Nees) Gamble
3. N. umbrosa (Nees) Gamble
Dhaliwal and Sharma in FLORA OF KULLU DISTRICT and Kaur and Sharma in FLORA OF SIRMAUR have not listed any species.
Nair in FLORA OF BASHAHR HIMALAYAS have listed N. lanuginosa (Nees) Gamble and N. umbrosa (Nees) Gamble.
Singh and Sharma in FLORA OF CHAMBA DISTRICT have listed N. chinensis (Lam.) Chun and N. pallens (D. Don) Momiy. & H. Hara (synonyms: Litsea consimilis (Nees) Nees, L.  umbrosa var. consimilis (Nees) Hook. f., Tetradenia consimilis Nees, T. pallens D. Don, Tetranthera pallens D.
Don).
Thank you, Sir
So, I should consider it as Neolitsea pallens. Chamba is near to J&K, where it is reported to occur. Solan is near to Uttrakhand, where, I have clicked it.
People of the area call it KAALU and say that Britishers used to mature Beer and Wines under the shade of this tree during colonial rule. It usually grows alongside the seasonal water channels in Solan area and is not a common plant there.

Thank you … for the feedback.
While N. languinosa is a synonym of N. cuipala, I do not recognize N. chinensis or N. languinosa var. chinensis, a Chinese element in India. N. umbrosa does not occur in your area and the report must be based on misidentification.


Thank you very much, Sir.
There is one more Lauraceae member in Solan area, which people call BAJHOL in local dilect. That is slightly different from this. I have seen only leaves and fruit of that plant. If I get time to visit that area again in March- April, I will try to click flowers, so that it can be identified.


Welcome.  What was the altitude of the present images?


Sir, this photograph was clicked at an altitude of approx. 1450m in Solan.


Some feedback from another thread;
“I wish to bring to your kind attention that WHY I consider the First  and Second set/link different, which have been identified as Neolitsea
pallens on efi.  I think, the first set posted by me and identified as  N. pallens is some different species of Neolitsea (I do not know the
species). …………….
Set/Link 1: (efi thread)
This is a medium sized tree, mostly growing alongside the seasonal  water streams. Canopy is very dense and light cannot penetrate to the
base. People call it KAALU or KAULA in local dialect.  Locals say that  British used to mature wines and the shade of this tree.   Leaves are
comparatively large, usually  more than 15cm, lanceolate,  crowded  towards the tips, dark green and lower surface not white. Umbels
mostly present just below the terminal bud. Terminal bud approx. 2-3 cm long. …………………………  ” …

“While I admit that I have no expertise in Lauraceae, I would suggest that you should go ahead with population studies on the abundant trees available in your surroundings and arrive at a conclusion. The comments made by me were based on observations on the low resolution images for which you provided the links. I would like to inform you and other workers interested in the family Lauraceae that the specific distinctions in Neolitsea are largely relative and therefore it may be risky to name a specimen of Neolitsea without comparing with authentically named materials!

…”
“Plants in the first set are quite rare while those of second are
common here. My problem is, I do not know how to proceed with
taxonomic work as my specialization was in Physiology.
…”

I am adhering to my earlier stand that this is Neolitsea pallens.


I guess this should be Neolitsea lanuginosa (Nees) Gamble Syn: Neolitsea cuipala (D.Don) Kosterm.
efi thread


Oh! Sorry. I had forgot to update it. It is Neolitsea cuipala, which was concluded in 2018 itself.



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SCHEFFLERA TREE MAYBE. ID…..8th NOV 2011……..S.S…. 063:
Date…..17th April 2011. Morning.
Location… the plains near JALDAPARA. WEST BENGAL.Habitat- Wild… in the native forest.
Plant Habit…..Tree
Height…. Tall

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-…..See pics.
Inflorescence Type/ Size……Sorry none.


It may be a species of Actinodaphne (Lauraceae).


Of course, a species of Actinodaphne


I loved the way the new leaves hung down.


Actinodaphne for sure from me too


Actinodaphne obovata only.


May I request you to pl. have a relook as images at Actinodaphne obovata (Nees) Bl. look different.


Any chance for Neolitsea cuipala (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) Kosterm. ?


May be so. However, it it better not to arrive at definite conclusion on the basis of a sterile material like this!


 

 


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References: GRIN  Flora of Pakistan   Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Tropicos  

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