Schima wallichii var. khasiana (Dyer) Bloem. (syn: Gordonia superba Hook. fil. & Thoms. ex Dyer; Schima forrestii Airy-Shaw; Schima khasiana Dyer);
China (Yunnan), SE-Tibet, N-Vietnam, Bhutan, Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin, Sagaing,
Shan), India (Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya) as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Khasi Schima
Plants from Northeast Tour 2017- Tree for id from Cherrapunji, Meghalaya : 11 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Identification help requested for this large tree, shot from roadside thickets in Cherrapunji area of Meghalaya..
All the individuals were seen in fruiting stage only..
Could this be some Diospyros sp..?
This is Schima khasiana, Theaceae. An endemic tree of Meghalaya.
After going through description of Schima khasiana on FOC, I think this should not be S. khasiana..
This disagrees on inflorescence, the flowers are solitary in S. khasiana, not here, fruit also does not match, calyx is winged here..
We should discuss further on this…!!
attaching the description of Schima khasiana from Forest Flora of Meghalaya for proper description, if desired…
The only thing which deviates my mind is flowers solitary, axillary…
Thanks, … I could not follow you. Here the flowers are solitary and axillary only as per the book.
You may be right …, due to shorter internodes they appeared as if in clusters, I will try to more pics I have with me.