Helicia nilagirica Bedd., Madras J. Lit. Sci., ser. 3 1: 56, pl. 11 1864. (syn: Helicia cornifolia W.T. Wang; Helicia erratica Hook. f.; Helicia erratica var. sinica W.T. Wang; Helicia stricta Diels);
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China (Yunnan), Bhutan, Sikkim, Cambodia, India, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar [Burma] (Chin, Kachin, Mandalay, Shan, Yangon, Sagaing), Nepal, Bangladesh as Catalogue of life;
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[Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim, Thailand, Vietnam] as per Flora of China;
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Habit- Small trees up to 8 m tall.

Branches and branchlets- Branchlets subterete, glabrous.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petiole 0.5-1.5 cm long, planoconvex in cross section, swollen at base, glabrous; lamina 6-9 x 2.5-4 cm, elliptic to elliptic-obovate or sometimes spathulate, apex acuminate, base cuneate, margin distantly dentate and glands at the dentations, coriaceous, glabrous; midrib raised above; secondary nerves ca. 6 pairs; tertiary nerves broadly reticulate.
Inflorescence / Flower- Inflorescence axillary racemes; flowers subsessile, white with purple tinge.
Fruit and Seed- Drupe, globose, 1-1.5 cm across, green; seeds 1-2, rugose.
Understorey trees in evergreen forests between 500 and 1700 m.
Endemic to the southern Western Ghats- South Sahyadri.
(Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry.

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Fwd: UP-Meghalay 1 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Id pl-Plant in Meghalaya seen in the last week of May.


This plant can be checked with Helicia nilagirica Bedd. of Proteaceae or a close relative of the same.


yes indeed ! Thanks …



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MS March,2017/05 Helicia sp. for id : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Location : Sialsuk, Mizoram
Altitude : ca 1,430 m.
Date : 14/05/2016
Habit : Small evergree  tree up to about 15 m. tall
Habitat : Wild


I think it is Helicia nilagirica Bedd.



MS, July, 2021/11 Helicia sp. for id.: 2 images.
Location : Sialsuk

Date : 14-5-2016
Habit : Tree
Habitat : Wild

Any doubt about id (Helicia nilagirica Bedd.) of your same post at MS March,2017/05 Helicia sp. for id ?


I can see petioles longer than 5 mm. So it should be Helicia nilagirica


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MS, July, 2021/12 Helicia sp. for id.: 3 images.
Location : Ailawng
Date : 10/05/2019
Habit : Tree
Habitat : Wild


Helicia nilagirica Bedd.  ??


I also think close to images at Helicia nilagirica


I can see petioles longer than 5 mm. So it should be Helicia nilagirica (as per keys provided by …, in another thread)




MS, July, 2021/13 Helicia sp. for id.: 3 images.
Location : Reiek

Date : 07-06-2018
Habit : Tree
Habitat : Wild

What are the keys in your book ?



I can see petioles longer than 5 mm. So it should be Helicia nilagirica (as per keys provided by …)



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Plants from Northeast Tour 2017- Tree for id from Cherrapunji : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

Please suggest identification for this short tree recorded from a cliff in Cherrapunji area, Meghalaya..


Please check Helicia sp.


Thank you very much … yes Helicia sp… I will try to analyse further with the images available.. 


This plant appears to be Helicia, probably robusta spp


Thanks …, I am also inclined towards Helicia robusta as my pics do not seem to match with H. nilagirica, which we already have in our database…
See phytoimages


I can see petioles longer than 5 mm. So it should be Helicia nilagirica (as per keys provided by … at MS, July, 2021/13 Helicia sp. for id.)


This appears to be Helicia nilagirica


 


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References: POWO Catalogue of life  The Plant List Ver.1.1   Tropicos  IPNI  GRIN Flora of China  FOC illustration  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  India Biodiversity Portal  Biotik  Kerala plants  Bhutan Biodiversity Portal  Useful Tropical Plants  Flora of Peninsular India

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