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);
China (Yunnan), Bhutan, Sikkim, Cambodia, India, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam,
Myanmar [Burma] (Chin, Kachin, Mandalay, Shan, Yangon, Sagaing), Nepal,
Bangladesh as Catalogue of life;
[Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim, Thailand, Vietnam] as per Flora of China;
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.
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 …
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.