Drimycarpus racemosus (Roxb.) Hook.f. ex Marchand., Rév. Anacardiac. 172 1869. (syn: Holigarna racemosa Roxb. (ambiguous synonym));
China (SE-Yunnan), N-Vietnam, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, Andaman Isl. (Middle
Andaman Isl., South Andaman Isl.), India (Darjeeling, Assam, West Bengal,
Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram), Sikkim, Myanmar [Burma] (Bago,
Chin, Kayin, Sagaing, Taninthayi), Bangladesh as per Catalogue of Life;
Trees, up to 30 m tall. Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petiolules ca. 2-5 mm long; petioles ca. 5-8.5 cm long; lamina ca. 7-15 x 4-6 cm, oblong-lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, caudate-acuminate, obliquely rounded at base, acuminate at apex, serrate along margins. Flowers in panicles ca. 15 cm long; Male flowers ca. 3 mm across; pedicel ca. 3 mm long; calyx lobes ovate, margin ciliate; petals ca. 2 x 1 mm, oblong; stamens 10, ca. 2 mm long; disc ca. 1 mm in diam.; Female flowers ca. 5 mm across; sepals and petals as in male flowers; stamens much reduced forming staminodes; ovary ca. 2.5 x 1.8 mm, superior; stigma capitate. Drupes ca. 1.5-2.5 x 0.8-1.5 cm, yellow when ripe, oblong.
In forests up to 1000 m, rarely up to 2000 m.
India: West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Andaman Islands, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
(Attributions- French Institute of Pondicherry from India Biodiversity Portal)
Request ID of tree from Cherrapunjee area of Meghalaya : 14 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)- around 1 mb each.
Wild tree with long broad leaves and fruits from Cherrapunjee area of Meghalaya.
Collected: April 2019, adjacent to stream
Altitude: possibly about 1400m
No latex produced from broken leaves or fruits
Seed one inside fruit, not hard to cut through
Ficus sp. ??
The fruit has a single seed… am reminded of Anacardiaceae… but no latex..no fragrance. Have attached a photo of cut fruit
Nothopegia heyneana (Hook. f.) Gamble ??
Can it be Drimycarpus racemosus ? as per
Images seen on google search from Bioodiversity.bt
Looks close …!
Drimycarpus racemosus is the correct identification.
Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 IPNI
POWO BSI Flora of India Flora of China FOC illustration Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal India Biodiversity Portal Plant illustrations Recollection of Drimycarpus racemosus (Anacardiaceae) from Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India botanyvn envis manipurforestflora