Dodecadenia grandiflora Nees, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 63 1831. (syn: Actinodaphne monantha (Yang & P.H. Huang) H.P. Tsui; Laurus macrophylla D. Don; Laurus pallens Meisn.; Laurus pubescens D. Don ex Nees; Litsea grandiflora (Nees) Kosterm.; Litsea monantha Yen C. Yang & P.H. Huang; Tetranthera grandiflora Wall.);
China (W-Sichuan, NW-Yunnan), SE-Tibet, Nepal, Myanmar [Burma] (Chin, Kachin,
Sagaing, Shan), India (Arunachal Pradesh)
as per Catalogue of Life


Tree to 15m, shoots with elllipsoid terminal vegetative buds. Leaves coraiceous, elliptic-oblanceolate, 8-11 x 2-3cm, shhortly acuminate, base cuneate, almost glabrous, finely reticulate on both surfaces, lateral veins 7-10 pairs, slender, scarcely prominent; petioles 5-12mm. Flower buds subsessile, globose, scales appressed silky, containing 1-2 large flowers 1.4-1.6cm across. Perianth segments oblong 7-9mm. Fruit c 1.5 x 1cm, reddish, borne on thick woody perianth cup 8-9mm across, on stout pedicel 3-5mm.

Fl. March-April
Evergreen oak forests.
(Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE. 1984 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)

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Fwd: SK4MAR5-2016:ID 3 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) 

Request ID please !
Outskirts of Kathmandy valley !
Altitude 1300M.


The axillary cymes and presence of a cupule subtending the fruits point to the  family Lauraceae.

A reply from another thread from …:
… image may be Lindera, but it will be risky to assign the species with the available image.


A reply from another thread:
This was posted earlier by … in a mixture, as indicated by …(the last image there).  Could it possibly be a Ficus?  I do not know.  I thought of Lauraceae as it appeared to have a short cupule at the base of the fruits but I may be mistaken.  If Lauraceae then I am unable to suggest even a genus.  This would have been Lindera but I am not seeing any umbellate formation.  I am fully confused.


Sorry, a reply from another thread:
“This should be Dodecadenia grandiflora Nees.
These are still flower buds.”

Thank you all for the efforts for ID specially to …

Dodecadenia grandiflora Nees (accepted name)
Nepali Names : नेपाली दालचिनी  Nepalee Daalachinee  / काउले Kaaule / पहेंली Pahenlee / पवारी Pawaaree 
SK424 14MAR-2017:ID : 13 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Location: Gokarna Forest, Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 13 January 2016
Altitude: 4500 ft.

There is apparently a short cupule at the base of the fruits! If yes then may be a Lauraceae.

This was posted earlier by … in a mixture, as indicated by … (the last image there). Could it possibly be a Ficus? I do not know. I thought of Lauraceae as it appeared to have a short cupule at the base of the fruits but I may be mistaken. If Lauraceae then I am unable to suggest even a genus. This would have been Lindera but I am not seeing any umbellate formation. I am fully confused.


This should be Dodecadenia grandiflora Nees.

These are still flower buds.


Identified as Dodecadenia grandiflora Nees by … These are still flower buds as per him.

No images so far in efi.
Specimen of this species are available at
http://www.gbif.org/occurrence/1099002563


After seeing the images of the type materials, I fully agree with the determination.


Nepali Names : नेपाली दालचिनी  Nepalee Daalachinee  / काउले Kaaule / पहेंली Pahenlee / पवारी Pawaaree 


   

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