Heritiera papilio Bedd., Fl. Sylv. S. India t. 218 1872. (syn: Amygdalus papilio (Bedd.) Kuntze; Heritiera acuminata Wall. ex Voigt; Heritiera vespertilio Bedd. ex Kurz);
India: Tropical evergreen forests of E. India and S. Western Ghats up to 1500 m. Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala; Bangladesh as per BSI flora of India;
India (Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu), Kerala, Bangladesh as per Catalogue of Life;
Habit- Buttreesed trees, up to 30 m tall.
Trunk\bark- Trunk fluted; bark brown, flaky; blaze reddish.
Branchlets- Young branchlets stout, scaly, tomentose.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate, spiral, clustered at twig ends; stipules 0.3 cm long, scaly, lanceolate or subulate, lateral, caducous and leaving scar; petiole stout 0.6-2.5 cm long, terete, scaly, swollen at both ends; lamina 7.5-13 (-21) x 2.6-6.5 cm, ovate to ovate- lanceolate, apex acute to narrowly acuminate, base rounded-subcordate, margin entire, thinly coriaceous, with silvery lepidote scales beneath, glabrous above; midrib raised above; basally 3-nerved basal; secondary nerves 3-6 pairs (apart from lateral ribs) ascending; tertiary nerves reticuo-percurrent, sometimes obscure.
Flowers- Inflorescence axillary panicles; flowers unisexual, small, cream colored.
Fruit & seed- Samaroid, brown, 3.6 (-6.4) cm long; seed one.
India; in the Western Ghats- South and Central Sahyadris.
Canopy trees in wet evergreen forests 400 to 1400 m.
(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)
MS Feb.2017/04 Heritiera papilio ? for confimation/id : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Location : Tleu, Mizoram
Altitude : ca 900 m.
Date : 17-04-2012(flowers) &
Habit : Medium-sized or large evergreen tree.
Habitat : Wild
Appears close as per images at the following:
I think this is the only species found in Mizoram as per Heritiera
Heritiera papilio Bedd.