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
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.
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.