Lauraceae member for ID AT JAN 2017/02 : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Medium sized tree
Alongside the seasonal water streams
Dense foliage, Leaves upto 20cm long, lanceolate
Fruits not seen
Neolitsea. Which are the species recorded in HP?
Neolitsea pallens (D.Don) Momiay. & H. Hara [ex H. Hara!].
Thank you, …
1. Neoltsea chinensis (Lam.) Chun
2. N. lanuginosa (Nees) Gamble
3. N. umbrosa (Nees) Gamble
Dhaliwal and Sharma in FLORA OF KULLU DISTRICT and Kaur and Sharma in FLORA OF SIRMAUR have not listed any species.
Nair in FLORA OF BASHAHR HIMALAYAS have listed N. lanuginosa (Nees) Gamble and N. umbrosa (Nees) Gamble.
Singh and Sharma in FLORA OF CHAMBA DISTRICT have listed N. chinensis (Lam.) Chun and N. pallens (D. Don) Momiy. & H. Hara (synonyms: Litsea consimilis (Nees) Nees, L. umbrosa var. consimilis (Nees) Hook. f., Tetradenia consimilis Nees, T. pallens D. Don, Tetranthera pallens D.
Thank you, Sir
So, I should consider it as Neolitsea pallens. Chamba is near to J&K, where it is reported to occur. Solan is near to Uttrakhand, where, I have clicked it.
People of the area call it KAALU and say that Britishers used to mature Beer and Wines under the shade of this tree during colonial rule. It usually grows alongside the seasonal water channels in Solan area and is not a common plant there.
Thank you … for the feedback.
Thank you very much, Sir.
Welcome. What was the altitude of the present images?
Sir, this photograph was clicked at an altitude of approx. 1450m in Solan.
pallens on efi. I think, the first set posted by me and identified as N. pallens is some different species of Neolitsea (I do not know the
This is a medium sized tree, mostly growing alongside the seasonal water streams. Canopy is very dense and light cannot penetrate to the
base. People call it KAALU or KAULA in local dialect. Locals say that British used to mature wines and the shade of this tree. Leaves are
comparatively large, usually more than 15cm, lanceolate, crowded towards the tips, dark green and lower surface not white. Umbels
mostly present just below the terminal bud. Terminal bud approx. 2-3 cm long. ………………………… ” …
common here. My problem is, I do not know how to proceed with
taxonomic work as my specialization was in Physiology.
I am adhering to my earlier stand that this is Neolitsea pallens.