Lindera nacusua (D. Don) Merr., Lingnan Sci. J. 15(3): 419 1936. (syn: Benzoin bifarium (Nees) Chun; Benzoin nacusua Kuntze; Daphnidium bifaria Wall.; Daphnidium bifarium Wall. ex Nees; Laurus nacushia Meisn.; Laurus nacusua D. Don; Laurus umbellata (ambiguous synonym); Laurus umbellata Buch.-Ham. ex Spreng. (ambiguous synonym); Lindera bifaria (Nees) Benth. ex Hook. fil.; Lindera bifaria (Nees) Hosseus; Lindera communis var. grandifolia Lecomte; Lindera duclouxii Lecomte; Lindera nacusua var. sutchuanensis Yang; Tetranthera bifaria Wall.);
China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan), Tibet, India, Nepal, Vietnam, Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin, Mandalay), Bhutan as per Catalogue of Life;

Trees or shrubs, up to 8 m tall; bark grey, longitudinally split striate; branchlets brown, striate, densely yellow-brown villous, later slightly villous; buds covered with imbricate silky tomentose scales, glabrescent with age. Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petioles ca. 0.6 cm long, stout; lamina ca. 3-9 x 2-4.5 cm, oblong-lanceolate or elliptic, narrowed or rounded at base, acute or shortly acuminate at apex, entire, coriaceous, pubescent along the mid-rib, pubescent to brown-villous beneath; secondary nerves 5-10 pairs, prominent beneath. Umbels solitary or 2-4-fascicled in leaf axil, with 0.2-0.3 cm long peduncle and involucral bracts, male umbel 8-flowered, female umbel 2-6-flowered; Male flowers yellow; pedicels ca. 0.4-0.5 cm, densely yellow-brown pubescent; tepals 6, ovate, ca. 0.35 × 0.2 cm, yellow-brown pubescent or glabrous on keel outside, glabrous inside; stamens 9, 0.4-0.45 cm; filaments glabrous, 2-glandular near middle in 3rd whorl; glands broadly reniform, cornute; pistil reduced; ovary ovate, ca. 0.15 cm; style ca. 0.1 cm; stigma obscure; Female flowers yellow; pedicels 0.3-0.5 cm; tepals 6, broadly ovate, ca. 0.2 × 0.15 cm; reduced stamens 9, ca. 0.15 cm, 2-glandular at middle of filament in 3rd whorl; glands rounded-reniform, nearly equal to length of filament; anther sterile or reduced to 1-celled, sometimes fertile and 2-celled; ovary obovate, ca. 0.2 cm, glabrous; style stout, ca. 0.1 cm, glabrous; stigma capitate. Fruits ca. 0.5-0.7 cm, subglobose, red at maturity; stipes stout, thickened toward apex, slightly yellow-brown pubescent.

Flowering: May-June. Fruiting: July-October.
Evergreen broad-leaved forests in valleys or on mountain slopes; 700-2500 m.
Bhutan, India: Assam, Meghalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam
(Attributions- French Institute of Pondicherry from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)

Re: SK 2413 26 January 2020 : 14 posts by 3 authors. 6 images- 5 to 7 mb each.

Location: Sundarijal, Shivapuri National Park
Date:  20 January 2020
Elevation: 1577m.
Habitat: Wild
Lauraceae ??

Lauraceae. May be Litsea….

Could not find a match as per comparative images at Litsea

May be … could solve the mystery!

I guess Lindera nacusua (D.Don) Merr. matches.  Please advise.

Yes, Lindera nacusua is the perfect match. Had the flowers been opened, it would have been easier. Thank you so much.

Thank you …! I shall visit the location for flowers.



Lindera nacusua (D. Don) Merr.: 10 very high res. images.

Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur
Date: 07 June 2024
Altitude: 1681m.
Habitat : Wild

Yes, Lindera nacusua.