Litsea ghatica Saldanha, Fl. Karnataka 1: 67 1985. ;
Habit– Trees up to 6 m tall.
Trunk & Bark– Bark smooth, brown.
Branches and Branchlets– Branchlets terete, grey tomentose.
Leaves– Leaves simple, alternate, subverticillate; petiole 1-2.5 cm long, subterete, densely tomentose; lamina 9-34 x 6-13 cm, obovate, apex abruptly acuminate, base cuneate, margin entire, chartaceous, softly tomentose beneath, glabrous above except midrib; midrib raised above; secondary nerves 9-14 pairs; tertiary nerves distantly percurrent.
Inflorescence / Flower– Umbels solitary, 4-5 flowered with tomentose bracts; perianth segments present
Fruit and Seed– Berry, globose, 1 cm across; fruiting perianth tube non-accrescent; seeds 1.
In disturbed evergreen or semi-evergreen forests across, up to 1000 m.
Endemic to the Western Ghats- rare in South and Central Sahyadris.
(Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry.
ANSEPT41 Litsea ghatica Saldanha : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).
Identified by …
14th September 2014
Yes it is L. ghatica
ANSEPT07/07 Litsea ghatica Saldanha : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Date: 30th August 2015
Place: Agumbe, Karnataka