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.
from India Biodiversity Portal)
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
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
I can see petioles longer than 5 mm. So it should be Helicia nilagirica
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)
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 …)
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…
This appears to be Helicia nilagirica
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