Hymenodictyon flaccidum Wall., Fl. Ind. 2: 152 1824. (syn: Cinchona flaccida (Wall.) Spreng.);

Himalaya to S. China and Andaman Is. as per WCSP;

Andaman Is.; Assam; Bangladesh; China South-Central; China Southeast; East
Himalaya;
Myanmar; Nepal; Thailand; West Himalaya
as per Catalogue of Life;

Small tree to 10m, sometimes an epiphytic shrub. Leaves ovate elliptic to obovate, 10-20 x 5-10cm, glabrous or sparsely pubescent on veins below; petioles 4-8cm, glabrous stipules oblong, 10-25 x 5-8mm, brown glandular-serrate towards apex. Bracts elliptic lanceolate, 4-8 x 1-3.5cm, acute rugose, glabrous; petioles 2-4cm. panicles villous to pruinose. pedicels c 1mm; bracteoles minute. calyx lobes 0.6-0.8mm, acute. corolla white, tube 1.5-2mm; lobes elliptic, 2-3.5mm, acute, pruinose outside, glabrous within. Stamens 12-14 x 3-5mm, reflexed when mature, syrface warty. Seeds 10-12, orange brown, narrowly lanceolate, 6-10mm, wing lacerate.

Fl. May-July
Forested slopes and streamsides.
(attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE and RGoB. 1987 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)


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Anyone with ID of this tree? : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2) – 1 Mb each.

Location: Bhutan, 1892m captured: 17th june 2018

doubt with hymenodicton sp.


Was it wild? 


Thank you for your reply. Although it can be said as the settlement here in my place can be all wild but the very tree was growing somewhat near to settlement please. (Settlement is also considered remote with one with 2 to 3 house) 


It is a species of Hymenodictyon, (Rubiaceae). It resembles H.orixense, but there may be other species native to Bhutan 


May also be H. flaccidum

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