Kydia glabrescens Mast., Fl. Brit. India 1(2): 348 1874. (syn: Kydia calycina var. glabrescens (Mast.) Deb);

Myanmar [Burma] (Chin, Kachin, Sagaing, Shan), India (Assam, Meghalaya,
Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura), Bhutan,
China (S-Yunnan), Vietnam, Nepal
as per Catalogue of Life

Similar to K. calycina but less hairy; leaves glabrous or glabrescent, suborbicular 8-15×8-15cm; epicalyx segments 1-1.5(-2.5)cm, glabrous or glabrescent reddish brown.

Warm broad-leaved forest.1760m
(Attributions- A.J.C. Grierson & D.G.Long. Flora of Bhutan Volume 2 Part 1,Published by RBGE, 1991. as per Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)



MS March, 2020/24 Kydia sp. or Sphenodesme pentandra ? fo Id/confirmation : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)- 1 mb. 

Location : Reiek, Mizoram

Date : 23-11-2018
Habit : Small to medium-sized tree
Habitat : Wild

Gland on the midrib at the backside of leaf suggests Kydia, I think.

Yes, the leaf is of Kydia and fruit also; 

What are the species of Kydia reported from your area ?

Kydia calycina and Kydia glabrecens are recorded in Mizoram

Going by keys from Flora of China, it should be K. glabrescens
I could also find one specimen with similar leaves in GBIF



A small to medium-sized deciduous tree with white flowers. Altitude : 800-1,500 m. ?

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  1. rathod yashrajsinh Article Author


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